Cas Holmes: Textile Artist & Tutor: Found-Stitch-Paint
Today on the Stitchery Stories textile art podcast, Cas Holmes shares her life in fabric & thread. She chats with Susan Weeks about her textile art work which is summed up in her own words as being Found-Stitch-Paint. Using those key elements of found materials, stitch and paint, Cas explores the connections between land, place and environment through pieces for exhibition, her tutoring and her books.
Continue reading to discover the highlights of our chat and to see examples of Cas’s work.
Susan chats with Cas about:
- A lifelong interest in taking things apart and re-creating them
- That dreaded school cross-stitch project
- Paper and fabric as similar and interchangeable materials
- Open your eyes to your surroundings
- Deconstruction and layering
- Wonder how we got onto Star Trek, fairground organs, and creativity vs linear thinking
- Mastering your craft so it looks effortless and simple for the observer
- The experience of writing books and encouraging people to create their own ‘Stitch Stories’
- The Pride Of India Award
- Yes – you ARE good enough!
- Using limited equipment and our hands, eyes and minds
For this episode… View Show Notes, Links & Examples of Cas’s work at https://www.stitcherystories.com/casholmes
During our chat Cas also mentioned:
Magdelena Abakanowicz https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/apr/24/magdalena-abakanowicz-obituary
Fibre Arts Australia: http://www.fibrearts.jigsy.com/
West Dean College: https://www.westdean.org.uk/
Embroiderer’s Guild Page17 Exhibition: https://embroiderersguild.com/index.php?page_no=894#