Annual contemporary arts and craft market in Lewes.
Saturday 6th December 2014
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Julie El French - Artist
Julie El 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
My current work has a focus on the wild side of nature and
dance, 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.