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From the Land: Textile Landscapes with Cas Holmes
September 27-29, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm each day, ½ hour lunch break
Find beauty and meaning in things retrieved from the everyday in this 3-day workshop with acclaimed fiber artist and author Cas Holmes. Techniques developed out of Cas Holmes’ training as a fine artist (painting, drawing and photography) are combined with the application of textile and stitch. Distressed or ‘pre-worn’ cloth and paper are worked with hand application of dyes, paint and pigments. Through mark-making, layering, the application of bonding mediums combined with free-machine and hand stitch, students will manipulate and collage materials as part of creative process. You will consider methods of construction and deconstruction using your own references from old papers, books and maps, to fragmented cloth. You will assemble, rearrange, tear, layer and cut as you move elements and work from both sides to create new pieces and samples. This workshop involves drawing, painting, assemblage and hand and (optional) machine stitch. Registered Students: download your student supply list »
About the Instructor:
Cas Holmes trained in Fine Art (painting and photography) and now works between the disciplines, painting and creating mixed media textiles. A tutor at West Dean College in Chichester, West Sussex (England), she is the author of Textile Landscape (2018), Stitch Stories (2015) and The Found Object in Textile Art (2010). She is interested in land as a reference; flora, patterns in nature, the world within her footsteps. Cas re-uses found materials and textiles, fascinated by their prior history and hands that have held them. Visit her website/blog »