The Women’s Quilt – Shop Front Theatre

The Women’s Quilt – Shop Front Theatre

I will be holding another ‘stitch in’ at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry on April 28 as part of the The Women’s Quilt exhibition which I am curating. Please do drop me a line if you wish to book a place. The Women’s Quilt was made to commemorate the 598 women killed by their current/former partner between 2009 and 2015. This quilt was founded by Roxanne Ellis and the Quilt has opened up many personal and important conversations which are now happening between the Quilters and its audiences. I am organising the exhibition with Jess Pinson & Flo Swann – who have been tremendous supporters of my...
Talks & Workshops

Talks & Workshops

I recently held a ‘Kantha Slow Stitch’ workshop at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry as part of the Crafts from the Punjab exhibition. The session was an opportunity for people to drop by and pick up a needle and learn Kantha stitching. The session was extended and for 4 hours and over 25 participants spent time making and socialising whilst I served tea and spent time explaining about the ‘slow’ movement and taking time for contemplation and well-being. “I came to your drop-in afternoon textile workshop at the Herbert Art Gallery with my sister on 20th January and it was brilliant! I have never really sewed in a creative way before and yet I found it so easy to join in and get going.  It was really relaxing and enjoyable. Quite addictive. Time just flew. I have now continued by buying my own thread and getting scraps of material from a friend and made some cards which people seem to really like. Hope you will do more activities like this in the future so others can enjoy the same benefits I have. Thank you very much. ”  New slow stitcher  I am available for textile talks and workshops from May 2018....
Processions – Artichoke & 1418 NOW

Processions – Artichoke & 1418 NOW

Processions – Banner I am working with Imagineer Productions , Coventry and Artichoke, to create a banner for Processions which is a mass participation artwork to celebrate 100 years of votes for women. The banner will be made in Coventry and there will be a procession walks in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on June 10 2018.  More info to follow...
Gloucestershire Archives – Heritage Hub 2018

Gloucestershire Archives – Heritage Hub 2018

I am currently working with Gloucestershire Archives. I am one of five artists creating work for the new Heritage Hub. I’m working with various organisations including Gloucestershire Family History Society, Gloucester Police, aerospace engineers Dowty and the archives office itself. I will create wall pieces that reflect stories, memories and moments from the different archives. Here’s more about my work posted on the Archive...
The Visible Maker

The Visible Maker

The Visible Maker The Visible Maker is a new live craft performance that resulted from my early R & D on Memphis Sphinx. I premiered the work in March 2015 and it was supported by Arts Council England. The performance work is a culmination of the exploration of interactive technology and how this sits within my arts practice which is based predominantly around textile processes, personal story, found sound and everyday observations. The Visible Maker is currently being developed as a touring show for Spring 2019. Please contact me for tour details. The Visible Maker by Julia | Mar 16, 2015 | The Visible MakerHere’s a Pecha Kucha talk I gave in Coventry about The Visible Maker – a live craft performance. I premiered in March 2015. The performance work is a culmination of my recent exploration of interactive technology and how this sits within my practice which is based predominantly around textile processes, personal story, found sound and everyday... Memphis Sphinx Treadle by Julia | Oct 8, 2014 | art, crafts, digital, embroidery, sewing, stories about clothes, Stories from childhood, textiles, The Visible Maker, vintage, visual artDelighted to announce that I have been successful with my applications for funding for the development of my Memphis Sphinx Treadle Sewing Machine project that I began to explore earlier in the year. Huge thanks to Arts Council England and Coventry City Council for their support and to the individual officers who listened and encouraged me to apply. The project’s timeline is from late October through to March 2015 and I am currently engaging various creative partners who will assist me in the projects development...