Friday, 28 May 2010

Feature Friday - Julie's Silk 'N Style Shop

Today's feature Friday artist is the colourful Julie of Julie's Silk 'n Style Shop.  She creates a beautiful range of hand painted silk ties, scarves and other accessories.  Her work is so bright and cheery and comes in a diverse range of styles.  Let's find out more about the woman behind the creations!

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I live in Derby (Midlands UK).  I am married to Pete and have four grown up children and a 17 year old foster son.  I don't have a day job, but I wouldn't exactly call myself a full time artist either.  A lot of my time is devoted to my work.  However, Rachel, my 23 year old daughter, is still at home and has lots of cancer-related health issues and Nic, my foster son, is still at home too, so I guess I would call myself part artist, part homemaker.   I also spend time helping out with church activities - music, young people, etc.  I like countryside walks with Pete, reading, cooking and, of course, anything crafty!

Describe yourself in five words.
Christian, wife, mother, artist, happy!


When and how did you first start crafting/creating?
For as long as I can remember!  My mum always encouraged my sister and me to be creative.  I started silk painting when Rachel became ill as a sort of therapeutic thing to do together.

 What do you create and what are your favourite materials with which to work?
I enjoy making jewellery and creating silk paintings.  I love really bright colours and bold designs.


When and how did you start selling online?
I started selling on eBay towards the end of 2005.  I made a steam train tie for my husband (he's an enthusiast!) and people said I should try selling one like it.  The business has grown steadily since then.  A friend recently introduced me to Etsy and I stocked my shop for the first time at the beginning of the year.

Describe your store in five words.
Bold bright pure silk accessories.


Where can we find you online?

7 comments:

  1. That orchid scarf is just stunning, beautiful work.

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  2. Wonderful article and Julie's work is incredible!

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  3. Lovely! So nice to know a bit more about you! Wow - you do a lot!! Incredible, and a testimony to Him :D My custom scarf by Julie is beautiful, cheerful, and speaks of Psalm 23 -
    I am so thankful to know you Julie - you have encouraged me a lot and are one of the brightest lights in my life :D
    you too Deb ;) thank you for featuring Julie!

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  4. Lovely post on your blog about Julie and her beautiful silk scarves.

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  5. Thank you Deb for doing this article and thank you so much everyone for the encouraging comments!

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  6. That scarf is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Julie's information!

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  7. Beautiful feature !I enjoyed learning about Julie - not just talented artist but beautiful person as well .Thank you :)

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