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The Found Object in Textile Art

I have just written my first book, appropriate for recessionary times. I am also exhibiting at 'Natural Histories'.

The Found Object in Textile Art.

Textile artists have always used found objects and recently, given the current financial and social climate, the practice has become even more popular.

Mundane objects such as CD cases can be used to create stunning pieces of art, teabags have been used to create large installations, biscuits used for printing and old paper transformed into ballet shoes.
Cas Holmes is renowned for her use of ‘the found’, and her many-layered, atmospheric pieces have been shown and collected around the world.

She exhibits widely and runs courses at West Dean College. She works to commission and has pieces in the collection of the Museum of Art and Design New York, Rochester Cathedral and Arts Council England.

You can see examples on