Embroidering the Everyday
Working as a ‘nomad at home’, Cas invites us to re-examine the world around us 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. Our connection to the ‘everyday’ things around is explored in her new book with Batsford publications 'Embroidering the Everyday'. A brief look into the book here.
We come to the foreword written by Deena Beverley who also contributes to the book. Her comments endear us and connect us to the book and its author, before we even begin. Cas brings a special quality to her writing and this is highlighted by Beverley’s comments….’An innate acceptance and even celebration of life’s imperfections is apparent throughout Cas’s approach.’ It takes a special artist to see ‘the world…in a grain of sand and heaven found in a wild flower’….we believe that when you grasp your own copy of this book, you will be taking on new values and new pathways of discovery, a new special way of seeing the beautiful.
From a review by Mr Xross Stitch Jamie Chalmers
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!
Selected Videos and recordings:
Arnolds Attic looking at Textile Landscape at the Knitting and Stitching Show.
Common Threads September/October 2014 edition of Embroidery Magazine