Brighton based embroidery artist Julie French has a degree in Art and Design as well as in Printed Textiles and Surface Decoration.
French often uses reclaimed fabrics, trapped fibres, felt or papers as a surface for creating embossed textures. By purposely leaving thread to hang loose in and around the image she intends to provoke the illusion of movement. Her technique results in pieces that are erratic and unpredictable in their appearance. Her work focuses on the wild side of nature, dance and motion. The speed and capricious nature of the sewing machine, when used in this unconventional way reflect characteristics of the subjects.