Author Archives: Julie Hooker

About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.

Part 5 revisited

After my slightly disappointing feedback on part 5 I have decided to try a couple of ideas that I had initially put to the back of my mind and haven’t tried yet. A project like this could (and probably will) … Continue reading

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Tutor feedback – Part 5

Overall Comments Congratulations Julie for completing Mixed Media for Textiles – I hope you can see the progress you have made and appreciate the skills you have developed.  For this assignment you have developed an idea through sample making to … Continue reading

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Assignment four – Sorting

Now I have a decent amount of prints that I am happy with I need to sort them and decide which I will mount for assessment. I have already decided not to include prints that I consider were done as … Continue reading

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Assignment 4 Revisited, Adjustments and re-prints after tutor feedback

I am returning to part four now that I have finished assignment five to make so changes to hopefully improve the standard of my prints, by far my least successful set of work was the printing in part 4 of … Continue reading

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Project 5, Stage 7 – Reflection

I have enjoyed this part of the course. it was nice to take some of my ideas a little further. I felt that there was a lot of samples I would like to have taken on to finished pieces and … Continue reading

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Project 5, Stage 6 – Prototype / maquette making

    As I moved onto this, the final stage of the making of my project I needed to keep a few things in mind: Everything I did needed to be kept neat, clean and precise. The structures are so … Continue reading

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Part 5, Stage 6 – Prototype / maquette making – planning and trials

To start my development of my seed pod sample into a finished piece I feel I need to do a little more investigation into the possibility of further variations. I absolutely love the original idea particularly the delicate and intricate … Continue reading

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