Workshops

‘Hands on, experimental with a strong emphasis on using found materials and inventive applications of textile and mixed media processes as part of the exploration of developing a ‘creative language West Dean College .

(On-line sketchbook demo at West Dean during lockdown available here.)

Courses organised by host partners follow current safety and social distancing guidelines. I teach private groups, guilds and 1:1 by invitation in person or on-line (via Zoom) live. For further information please contact me.

West Dean College

Mapping Your Space-New Narratives in Paper and Cloth 14-18th March 2021 Investigate deconstructing and subverting the narrative form of maps, or book-related objects to create new forms of mixed media paper and textile-based work, which reference a physical or reflective journey. Develop your visual narrative as you stitch, paint and collage a bound or modular work loosely based on a book-form.

Landmarks, Littleheath Barn Studio (near Birmingham) 3-5 February 2021  (waitlist only)

In Stitches. (Wokingham) Tues 6- Frid 8 April 2021  Layers, Lines and Image -narrative pieces combining stitch, cloth, paper  

Hope and Elvis in Nottingham, Cloth and Shadows 1 and 2 May and  Layers, Lines and Image 3 and 4 May creating improvised stitch-sketch book

Lund Studios  in North Yorkshire , 8-10 June 2021. Stitch-Sketch-Book, Folding bookforms.

Demo live (photo courtesy of Sheilagh Dyson)

The Alpine Experience,  13-20 July 2021 Painting with Cloth,  Cas Holmes work is often described as ‘painting with cloth. In this workshop, participants will make small personal works with narrative, meaning and colour Low-tech methods will transform raw materials and found objects into textile art

Studio Preniac 21st-28th May 2022 Artists always make reference to other images and narrative. You can use pages from old books, maps and found printed materials as a starting point to create a new work. The materials, text and references you decide to use will direct the content and processes used, from layering and cutting techniques through to stitch and paint. This is not a book-binding course.

During this workshop, participants will make small personal works with narrative, meaning and humour. Low-tech methods will transform raw materials and found objects into textile art. Simple drawings, staining and colouring of pages, cutting, pasting, stitching and collage will be our primary tactics to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Sweet Nothings 29th May-4 June 2022 Join me in a retreat in South West France for an experimental workshop combining  cloth with found materials and inventive applications of textile and mixed media processes. Investigate mark making, colour and painting techniques with cloth and paper using ‘Wet Applique’ layering and bonding combined with ‘Stitch Sketching’ . 

Delighted to be invited back to work with Fibre Arts Australia  provisionally rescheduled September 2022

Kent Adult Education

Courses are currently being taught either in class in a safe manner and also via Zoom. Please check on booking. Updates can be found by searching under my name here.

Examples of work in progress on courses here

More dates and venues to be added as booking links become available.