Mon, Mar 25|
Cas Holmes: Embroidering the Everyday
Cas Holmes is one of UK’s most renowned textile artists. Join us as she discusses her artistic practice and her life in stitch. Hear how she has shared her experiences and methods through her most recent book, Embroidering the Everyday.
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
About the Event
PLEASE NOTE: The meeting will start at 2 pm CT. Cas Holmes lives in the U.K. so starting early will accommodate her schedule. We will record the lecture and it will be available for members on the MCQ website.
Cas Holmes is one of UK’s most renowned textile artists. Join us as she discusses her artistic practice and her life in stitch. Hear how she has shared her experiences and methods through her most recent book, Embroidering the Everyday, encouraging us all to look to our own environments for inspiration.
In her work, Cas invites us to re-examine the world and use the limitations sometimes imposed by geographic area or individual circumstances as a rich resource to develop ideas for mixed media textiles in a more thoughtful way. As part of this presentation, Cas will share her influences and offer further insight into some of her projects which are featured in the book. She will speak about her own Romani heritage and how we can all use our personal histories, through objects and photographs, as a rich source of inspiration.
Cas's training is in Fine Arts (painting and photography). She works with paint and mixed media textiles. She is also a writer and an author. Following her degree her understanding of paper and related media was further enhanced through two periods of long-term study in Japan in the mid to late eighties with Fellowships (supported by the Japan Foundation and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.) She continued research with an Arts Council Award to India in 2006.
She has published several books with her most recent one Embroidering the Everyday in 2021.
Cas has done many commissions working in textile and mixed media combining paint, dye, print, photography and stitch techniques.
She also teaches, exhibits, and runs projects and workshops in the U.K. and overseas.