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Julie has taught Textile Design in higher education since 2006.

She combines her love of teaching with work as a researcher and textile designer. Julie has exhibited nationally, and has sold work through commercial outlets including the British Craft room at Liberty, and at international textile trade shows such as Premier Vision and Pitti Filati.

Julie is a skilled hand weaver with an extensive knowledge of woven textile structure. Her research embraces woven textile and mixed media processes, the investigation of yarn characteristics, and finishing treatments. Julie’s many interests include emerging textile trends, cross-disciplinary work and developments in yarns and fibres.

Julie trained at Middlesex University, London and graduated with a First Class BA Honours in Constructed Textiles. In 2000 she was awarded The Herefordshire Contemporary Craft Bursary.