2010 !st American edition. Fine softcover in pictorial covers. 128 pages. Author reveals how to develop a “magpie mind” and see the artistic potential in everyday things. Discover how found objects can be used to add beauty, depth, and meaning in your textile art.
Cas Holmes was born in Norwich, U.K in 1960 and graduated from Univesity College of Creative Arts in the mid eighties. For thirty years she has travelled, taught and exhibited and is renowned for her use of ‘the found’. Her many-layered, atmospheric pieces have been shown and collected around the world. She received a Winston Churchill Memorial Award and Japan Foundation Award for research into papermaking and textiles in Japan. Since 2005 she has run courses for the Edward James Foundation at West Dean College as well as continued workshops in the UK and overseas. She works to commission and has pieces in the collection of the Museum of Art and Design New York, Rochester Cathedral and Arts Council England.