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Stitch Stories

Cas Holmes

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  • An inspiring and creative guide to documenting your travels, both global and local, using textile art.

  • Learn how to use sketchbooks, journals and photography to record what you see around you, then take the results into more permanent stitched and textile projects.

  • Cas Holmes is one of the UK's most popular textile artists, and much of her work is inspired by everyday life and journeys further afield.

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    Product Description

    The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces.


    Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera.


    Throughout the book are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.

    More Information

    Imprint Batsford
    ISBN 9781849942744
    Publication Date 6 Aug 2015
    Format Hardback
    Dimensions (276 x 216)
    Page Extent 128
    Illustrations 120 colour illustrations
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    Author Cas Holmes
    About the Author

    Cas Holmes is one of UK's most renowned textile artists. She exhibits widely and runs courses at West Dean College. She is the author of The Found Object in Textile Art and Connected Cloth, also published by Batsford. She has also written for magazines including The Quilter, and has contributed to Workshop on the Web. She lives in Maidstone, Kent.

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