Julie works from her home studio in Lancashire, creating her unique range of hand embroidered whimsical artwork and accessories
Recycled fabrics are dyed and uses to create multi layered, appliquéd and embroidered illustrations that explore childhood memories and narratives
Patchwork, appliqué, kantha stitching and hand embroidery are blended into a quilt like cloth rich in imagery, colour and texture
Materials used in the work predominately come from her large collection of fabrics collected over the years with cherished scraps often being incorporated into the designs
Recycled fragments of commercial and vintage fabrics are over dyed by hand to create a soft, faded, and comfortable to touch fabric with a sense of nostalgia.
The look is endearingly charming with a fairytale quality
“I see my work as a narrative art form that satisfies my creative desire for storytelling. Since childhood I have been fascinated by the Welsh storytelling tradition, Celtic and Norse legends, tales of old magic and stories of Merlin and King Arthur. My aim is to be a storyteller in the best tradition of Folk Artists”