2023 Wylie Valley Art Trail with Salon Group of Artists, regular Exhibitor at Donhead st. Andrew with same Group of Artists. 

SDC Live Exhibition Chichester “Wonder”

2022 SDC Live Exhibition, Bankside “Transformation

2022 PURE Arts Live Exhibition, Hastings, “In The Making”.

  • 2021 August, SDC Live Exhibition, Oxmarket Gallery Chichester, “Excellence”.
  • 2021 March 27/28 International Feltmakers on-line Exhibition ReConnect.
  • 2020/21 PURE Arts 360 Digital Platform Series 1,2, and 3.
  • 2020/21 New Educational Project based on Sensory Wheels acting as facilitator/maker/instigator. Designed for well-being and literacy through Art in 5 primary schools in Sussex and 5 in London. Covid has delayed the start of this project, but reclaiming the right to touch is fundamental to all ages.
  • 2019 Acting as Co-Host for PURE Arts at Hastings with Lesley Samms . Selected for 10th Anniversary PURE Arts Exhibition, Battle.
  • 2018 British Wool Artisan Producer by invitation.
  • 2018 Community Care Home Arts Project “Personal Memories” with Gallery North, Hailsham: Felted Art Piece entitled “Stained Glass Garden” plus part of Group Exhibition at same Gallery.
  • Awarded British Wool Artisan status (by invitation only) under new Licensee Scheme. 
  • Accepted for PURE Arts Group and Autumn Exhibition, Battle. 
  • Open Studio as part of Hailsham Arts Festival.
  • Hosted and facilitated group visits, courses (e.g.Rug Frame, Off-Loom Weaving).
  • 2017 Collaborative Exhibition “Alchemy”( with 3 other Artists) of Felted Art, Designer Knitwear, and other handcrafted work at Gallery North. East Sussex.
  • Set up on-going Creative Ideas Exchange Group within PURE Arts Group to encourage new opportunities, skill sharing.
  • PURE Arts Group member and exhibitor at Autumn Show, Battle. 
  • 2015 -6 Member and Exhibitor with PURE Arts
  • Regular contributor to Bi-ennial Exhibition for East Sussex Guuild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
  • 2014 Exhibitor with PURE Arts Textiles “WOVEN” at Wing Gallery, Wadhurst.
  • 2004 – 2005 Director of CIC Sheep to Shawl Project, Lottery Funded under Awards for All involving all aspects of developing Rare Breed Fibre from sheep to end products, based in Sussex, partnered with Vauxhall City Farm and others. This project continues unofficially with Open Studio Days, Group Visits, Demonstrations at Makers’ Fairs etc.
  • Supporter in Campaign for Wool in conjunction with British Wool (Marketing Board) running from 2010 – 2015.
  • 2006 onwards Small Licensee with British Wool based on quality of fibre produced by own Beech Hill flock of Pedigree Black Wensleydales. Designer items placed with Glyndebourne Festival Opera Shop and placed at home and abroad.
  • 2000 foundation flock of Beech Hill Black Wensleydales started: breeding, developing quality fibre, holding educational events, working with volunteers and collecting skills in dyeing, felting, hand knit design and making to serve further design craft applications. (in 2011 this prize-winning flock was gifted to Merrist Wood College Farm to continue breeding.

Writing and Illustration

  • 2015 – 2016 Self Published three poetry collections: “Anatolian Journey“, “The Rhythm of The Year”, “The Castle“.
  • 2015 – 2017 Winner of Edna Bourne Jones Annual Poetry Competition.
  • Member of Downland Poets and High Weald Poetry Society.
  • 1998 – 2010 involved in Community Arts Project directed by Aanna Colls: Counterpoint Arts. Illustrating concert programme covers, writing libretto for a choral composition “The Advent Journey”, co-facilitating events, performing.
  • Watercolour exhibitions both solo and group within Sussex and work held in private collections. 


  • Skills in observational drawing/ watercolour techniques/practical applied arts e.g. dressmaking, needlework, basketry, knitting etc / animal drawing/ all taught within the family and schools. Julia’s mother studied Fine Arts at King Edward VIIth School of Art, Newcastle and became window designer for John Lewis Partnership in early 1930’s. Julia is a self-taught artist from adulthoodresearching and developing expertise from multiple sources.e.g. London Spinning Group at Vauxhall City Farmunder Penny Walsh for indigo dyeing and fibre use, Roger Mobsby, Master Spinner at Diamond Fibre Worted Spinning Mill, E. Sussex on fibre quality and processing.
  • Member of East Sussex Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.
  • Member of International Feltmakers Association www.feltmakers.com
  • Pure Arts Group www.pureartsgroup.co.uk
    British Wool Artisan www.britishwool.org.uk
  • MA Cantab 1965 (Modern Languages)