Cas Holmes

Spaces Places Traces
Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th June 2019

The colours and textures in the urban and natural landscape, from light raking over a ploughed field, bright summer flowers, to shadows and shapes in building can provide stimulus for the design process involved in the creation of the narrative, formal or abstract qualities in mixed media textile work. We will use a range techniques from the application of dyes and paints to create marks, to informal collage, appliqué involving the bonding of fabrics best described as 'painting with cloth. This will include the application of sun printing techniques,( weather allowing,) as part of the process of discovery
These newly created surfaces, with the addition of stitch, will evolve into individual samples and pieces reflecting the inspiring locality or other places important to you.

About Cas

Cas Holmes is the author of several textile and mixed media books for Batsford publications. The most recent, Textile Landscape (released in September 2018) explores the rich use of colour, stitch and mixed media to exploit the tactile nature of textiles turning traditional approaches to landscape on its head. She is currently developing new work for exhibition which includes a one person show 'Painting with Cloth' at the Rochester Art Gallery, Medway 2019