About MeI love working with crafty hens and seeing what they can achieve. Encouraging them to see that they can also make amazing things to wear, that far exceed their own expectations. That moment when they are so happy with what they have made, makes me really love what I do! I set up The Crafty Hen after many years devising and running workshops and it's great to work with so many people, showing them creative ways to make. I really enjoy learning new crafty techniques, things that always make it in to sessions at some point.
My area of expertiseTextiles - I enjoy playing with textiles and make three-dimensional home accessories and particularly like adding hand-stitched details.
My favorite sessionKnicker Customisation
South West, Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Taunton, Exeter, Devon, Wiltshire, Swindon, South Wales, Cardiff, Berkshire, Reading, Newbury, Maidenhead, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, West Midlands, Birmingham, Tewkesbury, Herefordshire, Hereford, Monmouth, Liverpool, Chester, Wirral, Merseyside, Manchester
"The session was brilliant! So much fun, really helpful host (Julie) and a really good level for everyone." - Lydia, Pembrokeshire, August 2015
"Julie ran a fantastic workshop and everyone really enjoyed it. We were so impressed with the amount of materials and great instructions from Julie in making our crowns. It was a really fun, relaxed and accessible activity, for the creative and not-so confidently creative, that we all came away with beautiful head pieces, thank you!" - Helen M, Bristol, July 2016
"A fabulous afternoon, help and advice when needed, great range of decorations and amazing cake to make the afternoon absolutely yummy. Thanks Crafty Hen!" - Josie, Knicker Customisation, March 2013