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 'Small Objects of Desire' Workshop with Cas Holmes


NEW DATE Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October, 2021, 10am - 4pm


Taking our inspiration from everyday objects, (cups, bowls etc) collections  of natural forms (shells, feathers, leaves) or other types of personal memorabilia as a starting point for developing themes we will create our own layered, collage and stitch ‘Still Life’ or ‘Landscape/Nature Study’

Found paper, fabric scraps and found materials will be combined with transferring of images and stitch as a means for informing work for the development of new ideas. These will be constructed on a small canvas .

Please bring to the workshop:

A waterproof pen, scissors, regular sewing thread, pins and needle.  A few hand threads in your preferred colour range

Small portable kit of painting media you may like to use (can be watercolour, Koh I Noor, Inktense whatever you have)

Also useful is a camera for documentation, notebook, drawing media.

Sewing machine with free motion capability (optional). Embroidery hoop.

Collection of waste papers and gathered fabric scraps: Examples. Brown wrapping paper or large brown envelopes, tissue paper, patterned paper bags, photocopies of images relating to your theme, magazines, oriental specialist papers, prints, lace, scraps of cotton, linen, silk fabrics with or without prints- various sizes. All should fit into one small bag


PPE (face shields, gloves and aprons) and hand sanitiser will be available for all of our workshops.

Tea and coffee facilities will be available, but you are also welcome to bring your own refreshments.

'Small Objects of Desire' 2 day workshop with Cas Holmes

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