Semi-Felted Fibre Art in 2D

As a Designer Maker Julia has always used her own locally worsted spun yarns. Under the expert tutelage of Roger Mobsby, owner and master spinner of longwools at Diamond Fibre Spinning Mill, East Sussex, she immersed herself in sorting and colour matching her fibre and helping with carding, picking and hanking as required ( Julia continues to honour the journey of discovery he enabled her to follow.
This gives her a unique feel for its strength and durability as well as its luxurious softness and lustre.
From this, she has developed designs for a few jackets, shawls and wraps each year using natural and hand-dyed colours. See article on Coloured by Nature” for International Feltmakers Assoc./ Felt Matters March 2022.
Comments about the resulting lightness and sense of well-being by the wearer are not unusual. 
Her work has been recognised by both British Wool as an Artisan Producer for the quality of her yarns and by the Society of Designer Craftsmen by Full Membership for her Design and Craftsmanship.
Current projects include collaboration with Wood Artists on creating the framework for 3D Sensory Wheels. 
These are based on Tibetan Prayer Wheels and mount felted panels on a turning wheel for their tactile and rhythmic benefits.
It is hoped to continue this project. Recent experiments with 3D Felted Sculptures have been enabled by online Development Courses with Molly Williams, also a Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

“I just wanted to pull it all off the wall , wrap myself up in it and sleep in it for ever!”

(on Joseph’s Coat Wallhanging”  – “Alchemy” Exhibition )