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After graduation from the UCA in Kent, Cas Holmes studied papermaking and textiles in Japan supported by a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship and Japan Foundation Fellowship. Renowned for her use of 'the found', she is the author of three books for Batsford, her first, 'The Found Object in Textile Art' has been reprinted five times. Her most recent publication 'Stitch Stories takes an eclectic view on how the personal and everyday, different places, nature and the landscape can inform your textile work. 'Connected Cloth' a co-written publication looks at ideas around collaboration in textiles.
Interested in the connections between land, place and environment, found materials and daily observations are a constant source of inspiration for her projects and collaborations. She travels, teaches and exhibits internationally including charities such as Plantlife. She has received a 'Pride of Britain Award' by the NRI Institute (India/UK 2010) for her voluntary art projects in India and excellence in her field.
A senior tutor for the Edward James Foundation at West Dean College (where she was also resident artist) Her many-layered, atmospheric pieces are collected and commissioned internationally (pieces are represented in the Museum of Art and Design New York, the Embroiderer's Guild UK and the Garden Museum, London.) She was a guest artist at the Knitting and Stitching Show in 2012 with Urban Nature, (supported by Arts Council England) This led to a major exhibitions at the 20th Anniversary of the European Patchwork Meeting and the Lace Museum in the Netherlands.
In 2016-17 she exhibited 'Stitch Stories' in a one person show at Visions Art Museum, San Diego and was a guest artist at the Quilt Festival, Luxembourg. She is currently working towards an exhibition tour in Europe for 2017-18
her website is casholmestextiles.co.uk