Julie Taylor

Tapestry Weaver

About me

A background in Fine Art, teaching and a love of textiles has led me to tapestry weaving. The dyeing of fibre or yarn can often be the starting point ( like a palette ) for a project as well as sketch books and drawings. The aim is always for simple yet powerful design.
The simplicity of the tapestry weaving technique belies the visual complexities possible. This dichotomy can fascinate and beguile ( and frustrate ) those who pursue this art form. However it is those very challenges that can engage, sustain and lead to development.
Innovations in structure and loom design have recently led to shaped and 3D tapestries. Very exciting!
The sharing of spinning, weaving and dyeing skills has led to many demonstrations and workshops in community settings where this wonderful craft has the power to bring people together.



Makeweaves in action! Workshops, big loom making and design in progress.

‘Makeweaves’ tapestry arts project

Have a look at the links to see what’s been happening at the community tapestry project. Pictures to follow!

Gerda Van Hamond studio visit Melbourne Vic

What a privilege to meet such a wonderful textile artistP1280899 P1280904 P1280901, the champagne lunch was a special treat, thanks to Gerda and Joy Smith.

Todays doings; Valerie Kirk masterclass, Australian Tapestry Workshop


Catalogue available for download; http://www.austapestry.com.au/whats-on/kate-derum-award


Opening night at the Kate Derum Award ceremony at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Despite my late arrival (those Melbourne trams are slow), I finally got to the workshop and exhibition, here are a few shots including pics of Valerie Kirk, Joy Smith and Tim Gresham. I will go back and take better pictures of the work as light wasn’t too good.Valerie KirkJoy Smith and Tim GreshamMe and 'Fish lips'Opening night!

Hellreaf pics https://twitter.com/Jtaylortapestry

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Heallreaf exhibition opening at West Dean College

What a great day, fantastic to hear speakers talking so passionately about the thing I love most!Screenshot from 2015-08-01 20:58:41

Tapestry Symposium and ‘Heallreaf’ exhibition

Looking forward to attending the tapestry day at West Dean on Fri 31st July, it should be a good day!  I have two pieces in the exhibition and I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the show with exhibitors from all over the world.