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Innovative Textile Artwork by Julie McIntyre

An image of a quilt with different photographs sewn into itNeedleworking

Our featured artist today is Julie McIntyre. Julie is a fibre and textile artist who is now based in Vancouver, BC. Julie’s body of work includes printmaking, textiles and combinations of the two. Much of Julie’s innovative textile artwork focuses on memory and her own past experiences – a fitting subject for quilts, often made from old scrap fabrics.  


An art piece made with prints and paper sewn together with textAesop's Fables, relief prints, assorted paper and thread

The artist’s works often combine paper with sewing. In some cases, she attaches prints, photographs and other paper-based art forms. Certain works use paper in a manner that mimics the texture and appearance of fabric. Some works in her Travel Stories series are paper-made articles of clothing. In her Bedtime Stories series, the fibre art pieces almost take on the appearance of stained glass.


Some of Julie’s previous work focuses entirely on various printmaking techniques. The artist oscillates between depicting the essence of a place or feeling, and incorporating photographs for a direct approach.


An apron-like garment made from assorted prints and paperGardener's Apron, four colour lithographs on Kozo paper, assorted papers and thread

A screen capture of Julie McIntyre's art

About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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