Textile queen Susan Holmes

From Standing Room Only, 1:35 pm on 11 December 2016

Susan Holmes is one of the most successful textile artists to compete in the World of Wearable Arts competition since it started in 1988.

Even before WoW, she was winning awards in the old Benson and Hedges Fashion Design Awards. Susan keeps experimenting with fabrics and techniques – from spraying and potato stamping fabrics, to creating crinkle silk.

Author Cerys Dallaway-Davidson tells Susan's story in a new book, Susan Holmes Fabric Artist, that accompanies a retrospective of her designs at Objectspace in Auckland.

Lynn Freeman talks to Carys and Susan about nearly 30 years of amazing fabric creations.