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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.

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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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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596683327
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • 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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Table of Contents


Introduction

Chapter 1: Beyond the Surface
Mark-making with found materials
Found materials and objects for the mark-making process
Collographic printing
Resists
Rust prints
Overlay and mixing dye, paint and print methods
Sun printing with silk dyes and plant materials
Joining layers without stitching
Further experiments
Working three-dimensionally
Destroying and re-making
More distressed papers
The Japanese Momigami kneading method
Make, break and rejoin
Stitch possibilities
Stitch as a line

Chapter 2: Use of the Found
Look to the ground
All around the house
Alternative shopping and useful tools for little finds
Cloth, paper, text and image
Sorting the textiles and papers
Changing the ‘textile’
Size, shape, pattern and images
Paper and text
Using clothing
Stitch, culture and memory
Transforming objects
Found containers and boxes
Book forms
Altered books
Natural and man-made materials
Unusual frames
Alternative options for presenting work

Chapter 3: Magpie of the Mind
Research
Using the camera
Keeping a sketchbook and drawing
The elements of design
Colour, design and composition options
Notan: positive and negative shapes for design
Finally, just a few questions to ask yourself when stuck

Chapter 4: Sharing
Community and education
Commissions and collaborations
'Resonant textiles'

Conclusion

Suppliers

Bibliography

Websites and groups

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    This book is highly recommended!

    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!

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