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Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published August 6th 2015 by Batsford (first published July 30th 2015)
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Martha
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diy, non-fiction
I loved this book. It seemed to take a unique approach compared to other similar books I've encountered. It is partly a book about art, highlighting the work of several professional artists (including the author, Cas Holmes) who work in textiles and mixed media. At the same time, it's a "how-to" book, with tutorials on specific processes like gelatin printing. And it offers inspiration and advice on the broader topic of thinking like an artist (advising to keep a journal of art ideas, observe ...more
B. Jean
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
What I appreciate about the textile books I've been reading is not only do they have a lot of "recipes" for how to do things, but they also contain a wealth of information in the back - artist's websites, art suppliers, further reading, bibliographies... lots of stuff.

This had several artists I didn't know about before. That's the thing about making art, you have to be informed about what other art exists. I'm starting to see a contrast between textile art that I knew about before and the
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Joann Amidon
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully inspirational book for stitchers.
~Anita~
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cas Holmes reuses how tos on her basic methods in her books. Other than the one on collaboration which I haven’t read, I would recommend picking up her most recent book.
Erica
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is so different to two other books published by Batsford recently. Some of the ethos driving all three authors, is similar, but the results are very different. Cas' art is gentle and much of it floats in its space. She gives generously from her experience. Very inspirational - I am about to start some small collages, as she suggests, to further develop my own creativity. Thank you Cas.
Tina
This is a beautiful book.
An inspiring stroll through mixed medium stories with snippets and pondering from the artists and their friends. Insightful advice and practical exercises.
One to keep on the shelf.
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