Susan Holmes: Fabric Artist

By Cerys Dallaway-Davidson

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Susan Holmes is arguably New Zealand's most accomplished and acclaimed fabric artist. Beautifully produced and illustrated, featuring amazing photographs of her work over the decades, this book (part of the Objectspace Masters of Craft series) explores the creative impetus which propelled her into fabric design.
Working as a fabric artist since 1971, Susan Holmes is now most recognised for her contribution to the wearable arts, but her work has also spanned the fields of craft, fashion and fabric art, tracing the ever-changing key developments of these sectors in New Zealand. Constantly improvising and devising new techniques, over time she developed her own methods for treatments such as block printing, stencilling and spraying fabrics, along with dyeing and fabric manipulation.
This book brings her story to life, told through numerous fascinating images and an engaging, insightful narrative.

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270  x 220 mm, 144 pages, paperback with flaps



Cerys Dallaway-Davidson

Cerys Dallaway-Davidson is a Collection Manager at Auckland War Memorial Museum. She recently stepped down as a trustee of the New Zealand Fashion Museum (NZFM) and has worked in various roles across the museum and arts sector. She has contributed to a number of projects and publications throughout her career, ranging from the curation of magazine spreads, the development of the 2012 Directory of New Zealand Museums and Galleries, and research assistance and writing for the NZFM exhibitions Home Sewn and Age of Aquarius: a 1970s revolution in fashion.