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Are you ready to turn seemingly ordinary materials into refreshingly evocative textile art, layered with meaning?

Under the expert guidance of internationally acclaimed Textile Artist, Author and Lecturer Cas Holmes, it’s easier than you might think.

Cas’ signature online course has been designed as an approach-based exploration that offers you the opportunity to delve deep into the thought process and methods Cas uses to create her famous textile landscapes.

Throughout the course Cas encourages you to take a risk as you develop ways to close the gap between materials, making and meaning.

You’ll learn achievable ways to create texture and depth in your fibre artwork using printing, layering and stitching techniques with paper and cloth.

All course materials, including self-paced beautifully filmed streaming videos and comprehensive resource guides, are within an easy to use member portal and yours to access and revisit anytime.

Making Connections – Mark, Layer & Stitch is a rich creative resource full of inspiration and ideas to last a lifetime. It’s a worldwide community for enrolled students to connect in a private online forum and share your textile adventures directly with Cas, ask questions, bounce ideas, and gain the skills and confidence needed to create your own mixed media masterpiece.

About This Course

Learn at Your Own Pace

As an experienced instructor, Cas recognises that all methods of learning are valid.

This is the only platform that Cas has chosen to deliver a longer online course. Giving you the luxury to take time to develop and evolve the processes between each module.

With instant and lifetime access to beautifully filmed instructional videos and comprehensive written accompaniments, the Making Connections online course also includes ongoing guidance from Cas over the following 8 weeks after enrolments close. This gives you a wonderful opportunity to have a lengthier discussion and delve deeper into your own process, building your knowledge in a more profound way.

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You're Not Alone

There’s nothing worse than purchasing an online course only to be left in the dark.

That’s why we have created a worldwide community to further support your learning where you’ll be able to ask questions, get feedback and connect not only with Cas but a close knit network of fellow Making Connections students in a members-only online Facebook group.

Here you’ll receive invaluable support, have access to live Q&A sessions with Cas and it is also yours to access for life.

You are further supported by the team at Fibre Arts Take Two with the personal and attentive customer service that we have become known for!

Meet your Tutor

Meet Cas Holmes

Cas Holmes is an internationally acclaimed Artist, Writer and Lecturer.

Her training in fine art painting and photography is evident throughout her well-known work with textiles and mixed media.

Cas’s work comes from the place between the what and the why of creation, between natural and urban environments, people and place and flows from neither a solid idea, technique or desired outcome but rather through a subliminal, intuitive and fluid process.

Often working on multiple pieces simultaneously responding to materials such as discarded cloth and papers, Cas’s work contains a history and offers the viewer an instant feeling of intimate friendliness as she magnifies the details of the often overlooked simplicities of daily life.

Cas’ work is often and perfectly described as Painting with Cloth and Stitch Sketching. 

Cas is the author of several books for Batsford Publications including Stitch Stories (2015) and Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth (2018).

Cas has received many awards for her work and recently completed a commission as part of Gypsy Maker 4  exhibition created by the Romani Cultural and Arts Company supported by the Welsh Arts Council. 

Her work can be found in private and commercial collections all over the world from, London to New York to Australia.

As part of her practice Cas works on community collaborations developing a range of projects based on environmental themes from the natural and observed world. These collaborations offer her the insight to discover commonalities across these communities, which continue to inform her particular, take on the world.

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View Past Students Work Here

Click the image below to flip through an online exhibition by Making Connections alumni.

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