An exhibition of handstitched needlework, inspired by flowers, each stitched on, and framed in WHITE
Julie was taught needlework as a young girl, by her Mother, and Maternal Grandmother.
After a background in mainly high end fashion retail, At aged 50 she attended, Cleveland College of Art and Design, as it was then called, and later she joined a local Textile group, where she spent time studying needlework styles, and techniques, and began to find her own style.
In recent years, Julie has been part of an Artists Co - Operative in North Yorkshire, and also exhibited at several galleries in the North East, including No 42, in Bishop Auckland, and Hartlepool Art Gallery. September 2019, saw the culmination of 2 years of work, with her first solo exhibition, Tattoos in Thread, bringing together two Art forms she feels passionate about, Tattoo Art and Needlework. Each piece of work, being inspired by an individual tattoo, and the story behind it.
Her second solo exhibition, Floral in WHITE, is again the culmination of two years of work, based on another of her passions, flowers. Each piece is a flower, taken to its simplest and most stylised shape and form, stitched in bright, bold colours edged in black, as inspired by the boldness of the pop art movement.