Cas Holmes: Embroidering the Everyday

Join textile artist Cas Holmes as she discusses her artistic practice and her life in stitch in this online event.

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Join textile artist Cas Holmes as she discusses her artistic practice and her life in stitch in this online, in conversation event. Hear how she has shared her experiences and methods through her most recent book, Embroidering the Everyday encouraging us all to look to our own environments for inspiration.

In her work, Cas invites us to re-examine the world and use the limitations sometimes imposed by geographic area or individual circumstances as a rich resource to develop ideas for mixed media textiles in a more thoughtful way. As part of this conversation, Cas will share her influences and offer further insight into some of her projects which feature in the book. She will speak about her own Romani heritage and how we can all use our personal histories, through objects and photographs, as a rich source of inspiration.

About the tutor

Cas Holmes is one of UK’s most renowned textile artists. She exhibits widely and runs courses at West Dean College in West Sussex. She is the author of Textile Landscape, Stitch Stories, The Found Object in Textile Art and Connected Cloth, also published by Batsford. She has also written for magazines and websites including Embroidery, The Quilter and TextileArtist and for The Festival of Quilts. She lives in Maidstone, Kent.

Embroidering the Everyday, published by Batsford, is available to purchase from the museum’s online shop.


Upon booking, you will receive an automatic booking confirmation email which includes details on how to access this event. This talk will be live-streamed on Microsoft Teams and you will receive a unique access link via email prior to the event. Ticket sales are suspended two hours before the start of the event.

If you are using a smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app from your relevant app store. Please also ensure that you are using the most recent version of your operating system and that you can access Microsoft Teams so that you will have the best experience.

The talk starts at the time specified above and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, followed by a Q&A session at the end.

Online events take place live at the time and date specified above. A recording of the online event is not included in the purchase of your ticket. If you are unavailable at the time and date above, please keep an eye on our On Demand page, where all recordings that meet our quality specifications will be available to purchase in due course.

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