Julie French Textile Art | Julie French
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. My 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.