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Using the sewing machine as a tool for continuous line drawing, my work explores movement and texture with often unpredictable outcomes, which have been likened to ink illustration. Julie's work focuses on the wild side of nature, dance and motion. Each piece is unique and one off. The speed and capricious nature of the sewing machine, when used in this unconventional way reflects characteristics of the subjects. Using reclaimed fabric, paper and handmade felt opens new opportunities to discover how the stitched marks respond to different surfaces, pulling or embossing a piece of work in sympathy with the surface. Threads are purposely left loose over or around the image to allow the illusion of more depth and movement.
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Living in the High Peak in Derbyshire since 1993, I have knitted since I was 5 years old and crocheted from the age of 11. I prefer to use mainly natural fibres. I also make jewelry using recycled beads and buttons.
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