Julie Arkell is one of the UK’s best recognised contemporary folk artists working in papier mache and mixed media. She combines stitch, knit, ephemera, vintage fabric and papier mache in her own distinctly personal and sophisticated way. Everything is produced by hand using knitted adornments, curious accessories, ribbons and found objects. The results are magical, appealing and unique.
Julie says of her work “I love to make things with materials that have ‘seen life’; embroidering words and stories onto old cloth, stitching into books and paper, repairing, darning, making dolls, toys, jewellery and objects of eccentricity.”