My illustrative practice explores the importance of storytelling and imagination. I draw with wire, pencil and stitch; intricately working dense areas of traditional embroidery and needlepoint stitches into metal gauzes and figuratively manipulated wire lines. I combine my hand embroidered wire work with observational drawing and screen printing techniques onto fabric and paper grounds to create contemporary art pieces. Drawing on folk tales, childhood stories and surreal imaginings, I harness instinctive feelings and traditional craft processes to create considered folkloric narratives that intrigue.
My work is hand embroidered and hand printed, each piece is unique. What I make for you will always be similar to the picture, but never identical.
My work has been featured in magazines such as Embroidery and Selvedge online. I was also the winner of the Selvedge ‘Prize for Excellence in Textiles’ in 2011.
***Julia is busy working on some fantastic creative projects with children and families, but her new work will be arriving with us here in time for Christmas.***
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.