All posts by Julie Topsfield

Cover to Cover

I do like a book! I have quite a few (a lot some would say) all shapes and sizes and covering a wide range of subjects. Some cost many pounds, some just a few pence but all have been used, read and treasured. I have my kindle which I use but there is something about […]

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Birch Marks – Bridging the Gap

I have been printing on fabrics and paper trying to get the effect of a Silver Birch tree trunk. I’m not happy with the results as yet, so will be doing a lot more samples until  I get it right.  See samples below:

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Bridging the Gap – Julie Topsfield

When starting my research I was looking into the inhabitants of Foulness Island, which is just off the coast of Essex at the mouth of the Thames. At one time the only access was by boat or walking across the mud at low tide, this led to a very isolated community with very few home […]

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I didn’t know that! 

During the research on a new body of work,  I have been looking at birch trees and their uses and had many surprises.  These are just a few of the uses I found: it is used to make Maypoles, leaves can be brewed into a tea to fight infection, in spring the sap can be […]

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Rock On with Julie Topsfield

Holidays to the Western Isles (aka The Outer Hebrides) inspired my series of wrapped rocks which are part of the EAST exhibition “Power of Stitch”. Many of the beaches have natural areas of stone of varying colours, shapes and sizes and I became more drawn to them as time went on. Another native material to […]

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