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Cas Holmes: Using the Found: Of Cloth Pattern and Clothing

7 November 2016 - 8 November 2016


Textiles have a rich tradition of creating beautiful artworks from the recycling of materials, from outgrown and outlived clothing and fabric remnants. This workshop looks at aspects of 'green thinking' and the 'Use of the Found' as a means to stimulating creativity - not just by recycling old fabric or vintage fabric, but by completely altering it through a variety of experimental techniques exploring the character and qualities of old textiles (shirts, aprons, children’s clothes, old lace) as a surface for working.

The focus is on stitching as an extension of mark making and various means of attaching and joining. You will look at deconstruction and re-joining methods as well as surface intervention using both dry techniques (stitch and markers, crayons) and wet techniques (paint and paper layering).

Course cost £80

Booking is essential - email: [email protected] or phone 01686 413467.