About Julie Hicks
Julie is passionate about colour and texture and loves creating large woven wall hangings, free machine embroidered wall art and soft furnishings. She is inspired by the natural surroundings of the Heart of England Forest where she lives, past and present patterns and trends in fashion and interiors, and her own personal research.
Julie uses her transformational skills to help you discover your own textile creativity in this workshop. You will love making a stunning textured woven artwork to take away and display at home.
You can find out more about Textured Loom Weaving workshops and buy your Shakespeare Country Gift Experience voucher here. If you would like to book your own exclusive Textured Loom Weaving event, please email Julie [link] quoting ref. SCGE/LW1.
Did You Know ...
Weaving is one of the oldest crafts and can be traced back to Neolithic times.
The Ancient Egyptians and Incas buried their dead in tapestry woven clothing.
In the sixteenth century, Cotswolds based William Sheldon was considered the finest tapestry maker in the country. His family's 12 feet by 15 feet woven map of Warwickshire (one of a series of tapestries) gives a fascinating insight into the county's villages and geography, and is displayed in the Warwick Museum.
The power loom was developed in the eighteenth century during the Industrial Revolution, when the rise in textile mills created overpopulated, polluted factory cities. Manchester's population alone grew from 25,000 in 1700 to 450,000 in 1850!