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by Cas Holmes
Explore the elements and popular practice of using found objects in mixed media and textile art with Cas Holmes. When applied both for decoration and meaning, found objects can add texture and special accents to your art pieces. Let textile artist Cas Holmes, renowned for her use of “the found” and her many-layered, atmospheric pieces, show you a wealth of tips and ideas for this technique.
Inside you’ll discover:
• Where to search for found objects and how to recycle previously used materials
• Techniques to conceive and build a piece around a found object
• The range of found objects - from natural materials such as driftwood to manufactured pieces of machinery to even mundane objects like CD cases
• How found objects can be used to create stunning pieces and lend deep meaning to a work
The Found Object in Textile Art showcases how to combine mixed-media and fiber-arts techniques to create art with personal, narrative qualities.