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Textile Landscape (Batsford) 


With her rich use of colour, stitch and mixed media, textile artist Cas Holmes exploits the tactile nature of textiles to turn traditional approaches to landscape on its head. Cas guides you through every stage of the creative process, building unique and beautiful works of art through observation and gathering material, experimenting in stitch, collage, screen printing and appliqué, and presenting small pieces and huge installations alike with their own sense of space, time and location.Her fascinating exploration of our relationship with our environment – and the effect of the local landscape on our own memories and imagination. Textile Landscape spans the UK, Europe, USA and Australia, including her own personal, local pieces and travel diaries as well as work from international artists

A short extract from an insightful review by John Hopper of Inspirational magazine (issue 18). 
'The textile interpretation of landscape through your hands and your eyes is her ultimate goal, and with this book that goal should be well within your grasp'

Each page is packed with inspiration. * Embroidery Magazine*

We found it very difficult to choose which bits were the highlights to include in this review.  It is impossible to decide on the priorities, the content is all so valuable!  Holmes covers so much – yet this can only be a positive – Cas you cause us problems!
Mr XStitch review by Ailish Henderson. Full review here

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Everything, from a walk in the park to an exotic trip, can provide inspiration for textile art. See how to record your experiences in sketchbooks, journals, and photographs to create personal narratives that become beautiful stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist Cas Holmes discusses such techniques as creating layered collages, "sketching" in stitches, and working with composition and colour. The result will be unique—uniquely you!  

'The exercises and tutorials are cocooned within a much broader exploration of what it is to create textile art that is meaningful to you, your community and the world. The book is infused with the ideas and thoughts of a group of textile artists, all of whom have a connection to people, places or objects and who communicate their feelings through their art....It is a highly absorbing read and I don't think you will even break the surface after one read.'   Maggie Grey


Recent on line interviews on Stitchery Stories by Susan Weeks. Discover how Star Trek links to landscape and creativity and Arnolds Attic at the Knitting and Stitching Show.

I write for articles for a variety of magazines and on-line publications 
April/May 2020 edition of Stitch magazine.

Recent articles and interviews are listed below 
Stitchery Stories by Susan Weeks. Discover how Star Trek links to landscape and creativity 
Arnolds Attic at the Knitting and Stitching Show.

Link to Sketchbook demonstration courtesy of West Dean College



Artist Profile by Cate Prato in October-November edition of Quilting Arts Magazine 
Be Creative with Workbox 173 Spring 2019


Inside Kent January 2019 
Feature on Textile Artist February 2019, Learn to Stitch Textile Landscapes like a Master.

Strange Beauty in Hand/Eye magazine
Feature article and interview  'Material Girl' in Pretty Patches magazine January 2018 

Artist profile in Somerset Studio magazine (March April 2017). An interview by the Rice Freeman-Zachery.Sneak peak of some of the pages from an eight page spread.


Common Threads September/October 2014 edition of Embroidery Magazine


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