Julie Kline Inkle Weaving Tutor at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Julie Kline

Julie Kline has City and Guilds Awards in both Textiles and Fashion which she followed with a BA (Hons) in Fashion at Plymouth College of Art and Design. Most of her training has been through her practice and working with specialized Passementerie companies. Her work is found in several Royal Palaces and State buildings including Windsor Castle and Holyrood Palace, as well as heritage properties in the UK and world-wide. She has taught for all ages both in the UK and abroad since 1986.

Since 1989 Julie has worked as an independent hand weaver specializing in the production of traditional 17th century historical passementerie and has been privileged to have had several Royal Appointments including restorations for Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. She has also had commissions from English Heritage and the National Trust as well as numerous major projects around the world.

Describe your approach to teaching:

I love teaching as I can learn as much from the students as they can from me. Things are never 'wrong' and I love new approaches and ideas.

What inspires your own work?

I am inspired by traditional techniques and styles and try to match these to the unique personality of each new commission. The art of hand making is always of paramount importance for me.

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