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Cas Holmes

I teach regularly in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. Design, print, collage, composition and surface techniques using found materials is the main focus with inspiration from land, natural forms, colour, texture in nature and mark making with stitch. Visiting quilt, embroidery, and contemporary textile groups as well as residential weekend courses, summer schools and major conferences and exhibitions keeps my diary very full.

I encourage experimentation with materials and find out what can be done with them before exploring creative ideas and developing finished pieces. I trained in Fine Art, exploring drawing and mixed media. This training has become the foundation for the way I teach. I am interested in assisting students to develop original ways of working and developing their own narratives. I am an experienced tutor and speaker and also teach drawing and painting at adult education. I offer a range of workshops over various periods of time.

1 day workshops
It is unlikely you will leave with anything finished on a one day course. I am more interested in developing your ideas and teaching you processes for you to develop at a later date. You will leave with notes and your own samples on what you have done and hopefully plenty of ideas.

2 - 5 day workshops
Longer workshops enable the development of more ideas and give more time to resolve processes and start a journey for more considered work or a finished piece.

Workshop Gallery

Work done by students at the textile workshops taught by Cas Holmes. All images of work by kind permission of the makers or students.

See also workshop listings on the Exhibitions and Events page.

A Ladybird Childhood

Tea Flora Tales Netherlands

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Pieces for Tea-Flora-Tales by students at Ballarat, Australia

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Students working at Limited Edition (Cas Holmes) studio

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Preniac, Anita Toivonen

Teacher training, Middlesex University

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Julia Bond

Jo Endocott

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Beverley Jones

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Work by June Jordan

Work by Eileen Carroll

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Lantern Making workshop. Art in the Frame, Jersey

Lantern Making workshop. Art in the Frame, Jersey

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Recycled by Design Installation with Woking College

Haiku Installation at Bradbourne School

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Artists Nook Sketchbook workshop, Colorado, Debbie and Liz

End of course review, Front Range Workshops, Colorado

students at Cas Holmes workshop
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students at Cas Holmes workshop
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Cas Holmes demonstrating at Inspirational Textiles Summer School, West Dean

Work by Lucy Driver Williams at Inspirational Textiles Summer School with Cas Holmes, West Dean

Cas Holmes demonstrating
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Student work at Quilt Italia workshop

student at work on Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Work by Pat Macmillan

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Work by Alison Tyler

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Sunprint workshop

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Eastern Region weekend summer school

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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Germany

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student work from Cas Holmes workshop
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student's work

West Dean workshops

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
by Nancy Stiglets

student work from Cas Holmes workshop
by Nicola Frank

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