Textiles - Hand-Embroidery with Attitude!
Julia started to hand-embroider at the age of three, and by the age of thirteen she was selling her embroidery pictures. Studying textiles and hand-embroidery at Goldsmiths College, Julia came under the philosophy of Constance Howard who revived the status of hand-embroidery and believed in using simple stitches in a variety of ways. Stitches should preeminate and have a dignity in their own right. She would steer students away from the church kneeler and towards the Bayeux Tapestery. Throughout her life, drawing and painting and textiles have gone hand in hand, and infact textiles have influenced her way of thinking and seeing of the world.