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Cas Holmes

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My work is informed by personal experience, places visited, stories of my Romany grandmother, old and forgotten textiles. My project 'Urban Nature' meticulously re-used salvaged materials, including items as diverse as teabags, sweet wrappers, printed vintage textiles and even old handkerchiefs. This was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England for its tour with twistedthread at Festival of Quilts and the Knittings and Stitching Shows.

I continue to remain deeply interested in our fragile relationship with the local and global environment. The impressive physical changes to the land from building, farming, flooding, and the normal cycle of the weather to the more intimate places of our gardens, parks and the urban spaces remain a constant theme.

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Spaces, Places, Traces
from the European Patchwork Meeting
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Spaces, Places, Traces
from the European Patchwork Meeting
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Yoke
from the European Patchwork Meeting
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Installation at the
Lace Factory Museum Horst
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Urban Nature, Wayside Weeds
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Urban Nature, Tulip
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Urban Nature
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Wayside Grasses
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Handkerchief, Butterfly
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Handkerchief, Dandelion
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Hackney Marsh Edges sold
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Daisy Daisy
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Bow Back Bladderseed
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Hopkins 3
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Hopkins 5
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Grassland Preniac
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West Dean Mapping
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Book of Changes Thin Red Line
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Grassland book
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Field Margins 120 x 84cm
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Field Margins detail
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Bee Mapping 105 x 105cm
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Bee Oriental Flower
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Bird, Crow
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Crow, 35 x 35cm
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Spring Snow, 57 x 57cm
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Garden Paths Poppy detail
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Garden Paths
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The Swallow
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Fields and Remnants, at Farfield Gallery
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Seed, Bird Map
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Brooches, Little Birdies
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Imperfect Plant on Green (framed in oak)
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Flora - Imperfect Plant on Green
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Flora - Imperfect Plant on Green
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Book of Changes, Stamp Collections
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Book of Changes, Birds of Grace
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Rouge 55cm x 55cm
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Rouge (detail)
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Raven 24cm x 24cm
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Journal at Guildford House Gallery, Recycled by Design
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Marigold 1 and 2 in Showroom, Quilt Italia
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Work in Showroom, Quilt Italia. Bluebell and Through Lace Walls
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Writing on Red Walls
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Traces - Marigold
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Installation, Rochester Cathedral
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Installation, Rochester Cathedral
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Sacred Cow in the Pink City
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Diary Studies 1
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Diary Studies 2
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Amber Walls 120cm x 120cm
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Amber Walls (detail)
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Indian Journal
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Imperfect Plant
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Imperfect Plant (detail)
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Hemlock Folding Book
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Kaleidoscope Commission in progress (detail)
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Blue Haze
200x140cm
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Cicuta Virosa

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Field
Piece Hall Gallery Halifax
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Gladiolus Illyricus (Wild Gladioli)
100x100cm
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Heracleum Sphondylium
100x100cm
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Garden
Garden
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Garden
Garden
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Fen
Fen
Material Values exhibition
Tunbridge Wells Museum
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Fen
Fen
Material Values exhibition
Tunbridge Wells Museum
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Fen
Fen (detail)
Material Values exhibition
Tunbridge Wells Museum
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Souls and Feather Quilt
Souls and Feather Quilt (detail)
Material Values exhibition
Tunbridge Wells Museum
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