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The Found Object in Textile Art
     

The Found Object in Textile Art

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by Cas Holmes
 

Explore the elements and popular practice of using found objects in mixed media and textile art with Cas Holmes. When applied both for decoration and meaning, found objects can add texture and special accents to your art pieces. Let textile artist Cas Holmes, renowned for her use of "the found" and her many-layered, atmospheric pieces, show you a wealth of tips and

Overview

Explore the elements and popular practice of using found objects in mixed media and textile art with Cas Holmes. When applied both for decoration and meaning, found objects can add texture and special accents to your art pieces. Let textile artist Cas Holmes, renowned for her use of "the found" and her many-layered, atmospheric pieces, show you a wealth of tips and ideas for this technique.

Inside you'll discover:

  • Where to search for found objects and how to recycle previously used materials.
  • Techniques to conceive and build a piece around a found object.
  • The range of found objects—from natural materials such as driftwood to manufactured pieces of machinery to even mundane objects like CD cases.
  • How found objects can be used to create stunning pieces and lend deep meaning to a work.
The Found Object in Textile Art showcases how to combine mixed-media and fiber-arts techniques to create art with personal, narrative qualities.

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From the Publisher
"Cas Holmes is one of those artists who leaves you with a lot of questions. I was fortunate to spend a few days with her a few years back in several workshops that changed the way I look at textile art. There is no confusion over deciphering if her work is an art quilt. It isn't. It is textile art, stitched through layers of fabrics or paper, or cast off clothing or the discarded. There is no worrying over the oft regulated stitched through three layers surrounded by a definitive binding." - Stitchress Stumbles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596683327
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Cas Holmes is one of the United Kingdom's most renowned textile artists. She exhibits widely and runs courses at West Dean College. She has written for magazines including The Quilter and has contributed to Workshop on the Web. Cas lives in Maidstone, Kent.

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The Found Object in Textile Art 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many ideas in the book for making fabric art. I love the idea of using found materials with fabrics, and can't wait to try out some of the techniques suggested. So glad I got this book, I have a big library of art books and this is my favorite!