Join Julie Woodard, founder of juicebox workshop in creating your own set of Valentine’s Day themed cards to share with the people you love. Using fabric scraps and needlework threads, Julie will demonstrate some basic techniques for creating and embellishing your unique designs by hand. She will also share how elements of these textile collages can be completed on a sewing machine. Each participant will come away with 5 handmade cards. All materials will be provided. This workshop is open to adults, teens, and kids who come with an adult. Basic hand sewing and machine sewing experience is helpful, but not required.
Special Note: A big part of Julie’s textile practice centers around repurposing items that belonged to her loved ones or were salvaged from interesting places. If you have any textiles from home that you’d like to integrate into your designs (non-stretch fibers work best), please bring them along! We’ll share stories as we create.
About the Artist:
Artist Julie "juicebox" Woodard splits her time between mountain trails and the streets of Philadelphia.
Using salvaged textiles, Julie creates wearable pieces and impressionistic landscapes that convey her passion for nature, memory, and creative reuse. What began as a way to honor her late mom and repurpose family heirlooms, juicebox workshop collections now also feature vintage goods, damaged textiles donated by community members, cutting room scraps, and reclaimed trash.
Julie's process incorporates elements of collage, applique, embroidery, quilting, painting, and soft sculpture. The "juice" is the joy Julie seeks to create and the "box" is her platform for storytelling and advocacy. Every piece has a story. Every textile is repurposed with purpose. These values extend to custom projects, where patrons are invited to provide their own treasured textiles to be workshopped into something new.