Embroidering the Everyday by Cas Holmes
In Embroidering the Everyday, acclaimed textile artist Cas Holmes explores the 'everyday' and 'domestic', generating a wealth of inspiration and raw material to create textile work that resonates with time and place.
Cas invites us to re-examine the world and use the limitations sometimes imposed by geographic area or individual circumstances as a rich resource to develop ideas for mixed media textiles in a more thoughtful way. With techniques and projects throughout, the book explores:
- How to be more resourceful with what we have to hand, including working with scraps, homemade dyes and papers, and even tea bags and biscuits
- Rediscovering family history and how photographs and objects can provide inspiration, including Cas's own exploration of her Romani heritage
- Drawing inspiration from our local landscape and how it changes through the seasons
- How to transform materials with mark making, printing, image transfer, collage and stitch