Bev Caleno – Textile Art and Machine Embroidery (5 week Course)
5 session Course spread over the following dates:
Friday 21st Feb
Friday 20th March
Friday 17th April
Friday 15th May
Friday 19th June
This is for the people that have either attended my former sessions or who have a little bit of machine embroidery experience. The object is to produce your own original design under my guidance and finish at least one large piece of work. I am hoping that some of you will be happy to enter them in our Summer Exhibition (Not obligatory).
You can choose one of the following subjects as a theme for your piece: Allotments, Beside the Seaside, Natural environment
Session 1. We will initially be working from sketchbooks, drawing out ideas and discussing composition, colour and scale. We will then continue the design process in collage and paint.
Session 2. Working on backgrounds, image transfer and deciding on fabrics and techniques.
Session 3. Stitching and embellishing.
Session 4. Stitching and embellishing.
Session 5. Finishing off and stretching to board.
About your Tutor
Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which is fully equipped with high end sewing machines. This is what she says:
My background is in interior design and soft furnishing, for which I hold the highest level OCN and City & Guilds and am qualified to teach in adult education.
I am also a keen painter and over the years have enjoyed mixing it all up and exploring machine embroidery with mixed media.
I never stop experimenting and am privileged to have access to an endless source of materials and so many other talented artists and tutors
What you will need to bring
Sewing machine with a free motion darning foot (Use one one our top end machines by prior arrangement).
Your usual sewing kit
There will the use of all my resources at £5.00 a session.