The Found Object in Textile Art

The Found Object in Textile Art

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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.
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781596683327
Branch Call Number: 746 H734f 2010
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm


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May 30, 2017

I was SO inspired by the wide range of contemporary fabric art! My favourite ideas were: mixed media collage, re-working books or making your own, block printing, rust printing, paper layered onto fabric, bundles (like some voodoo fetish) and installing your art in public spaces


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