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Cas Holmes, UK: Unfolding Landscape,
Cas Holmes is renowned for her use of ‘the found’, and her many-layered, atmospheric pieces have been shown around the world, including guest artist at the Knitting and Stitching show and Festival of Quilts, European Patchwork Meeting and a one person show at Visions Art Museum in San Diego. Cas teaches at West Dean College and runs workshops and creates installations internationally. She has written for magazines including The Quilter and Embroidery magazine. A writer for Batsford all of her publications from her seminal first book , The Found Object in Textile Art, (Batsford), to the most recent’ Stitch Stories have been reprinted.An interview appears here
You can see her work on www.casholmestextiles.co.uk
Taking inspiration from both material and place to explore the use of layers in found textiles and papers to create folding forms and objects inspired by the land and landscape. Painting cloth, collage and marking/manipualtion with stitch will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary as new surfaces emerge and your landscape unfolds.Methods have been adapted from the play between the 'use of the found' as well as applying processes adapted from research in Japan and India and applied with Cas’ unique perspective.
Ability level: The workshop is open to all levels of experience and those interested in applying methods in unconventional way Some basic sewing machine techniques will be applied
Experimental pieces resulting from this creative exploration will link media and process with your ideas and the resulting textiles.could be in the form of wall pieces to folding sculptural objects.
Gain confidence in working from their own resource material and achieve a greater insight into using colour, design and stitch to express personal ideas about the landscape