Julie Sullivan's Profile

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Hi! Welcome to my shop. I have been sewing, braiding and weaving most of my life. I like using recycled materials and do so whenever I can. It seems like a small accomplishment when I have found a use for otherwise discarded fibers. My grandmother used a l910 Custom Union loom. I use the updated model: a 1913 Custom Union loom. I braid wool rugs using Woolrich wool, wool blankets & coats. I am also a lye soap maker and mosaic artist.

I am also sculpting mosaic bases. This allows those who are interested in mosaics to use their creativity. Each piece has it's own individual design. I have tried to make the surface as smooth as possible but it is sculptural mosaics and there will be curves and small amount of unevenness. It takes quite a while to form an animal but I do enjoy it. They are made from wire, metal screen, plaster and cement. Then they are coated with weldbond to insure a nice…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 2
  • Joined August 27, 2008

Favorite materials

wool, hemp, cotton, recycled materials, wire, plaster, cement, mosaic materials

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About

Hi! Welcome to my shop. I have been sewing, braiding and weaving most of my life. I like using recycled materials and do so whenever I can. It seems like a small accomplishment when I have found a use for otherwise discarded fibers. My grandmother used a l910 Custom Union loom. I use the updated model: a 1913 Custom Union loom. I braid wool rugs using Woolrich wool, wool blankets & coats. I am also a lye soap maker and mosaic artist.

I am also sculpting mosaic bases. This allows those who are interested in mosaics to use their creativity. Each piece has it's own individual design. I have tried to make the surface as smooth as possible but it is sculptural mosaics and there will be curves and small amount of unevenness. It takes quite a while to form an animal but I do enjoy it. They are made from wire, metal screen, plaster and cement. Then they are coated with weldbond to insure a nice base for your tesserae, whatever you choose.

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