Designer in Residence: Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson

Australian artist and textile designer Julie Paterson is joining the State Library for an exciting collaboration that will see her working toward a new waratah-based design and sharing her knowledge in a series of special events.

Follow Julie’s journey with us on Instagram Instagram #madewithslnsw and right here.

A message from Julie:

I am a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles. I own a small fabric company called Cloth that I set up more than 20 years ago, because it made sense at the time and still does now.

I work with a small team of people who love what they do, making textiles by hand, the old fashioned way, one thing at a time.

I live mostly in the mountains and sometimes near the ocean on the edge of the city.

I like working with found wood and metal. I like printing on hemp. I prefer cycling to work but sometimes I take the bus. My favourite colour is Old Lady Red. I love my dog.

I’ve written a book and a manifesto to live by.

I live a simple life. It feels good.

Cheers,

Julie

 

Design For Life

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Seeking Inspiration

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Julie Paterson shares tales of her life in textile design — July 23rd 2015

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