Friday, 18 February 2011

textile designer julie deault

While I simply ran out of time to be a regular contributing writer to online site Babyccino Kids, I still subscribe to their daily newsletter as they have such a great cross-section of kids wares, craft projects and family friendly recipes. Recently Courtney, who I had the pleasure to meet about a year when she visited Sydney, wrote about Hazel & Hunter here. It's the work of Julie Deault, a textile designer based in Montreal, who uses organic materials and upholsters furniture in her fabric designs. You can buy Julie's wares on Etsy and Big Cartel, and she has a blog where she documents her inspirations.

Which five words best describe you?
Creative, curious, spontaneous, daydreamer, kind of shy.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I don't really think in terms of a career - I've just always loved creating and making things and I just do what feels right.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Always trust your gut.
What’s your proudest career achievement? It's hard to pinpoint one specific thing - I'm happy each time I can put together designs for a collection and feel good about them.
What’s been your best decision? Following my gut.
Who inspires you? My husband and my daughter - and a bunch of other artists/designers that I admire.
What are you passionate about? Travelling, creating things, the handmade process and the imperfections and individuality that come from that.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I can never answer this question... probably Iris Apfel, what an interesting lady.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Too many to list, but mainly just to be happy.
What are you reading? Just started Textiles of the Wiener Werkstatte, mostly for the images though.

images courtesy of hazel & hunter and andre guerette


nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

I'm really digging her designs, very inspiring!

Emma said...

Hi there!
What a sweet blog you have here!
Lots of good inspiration and nice pictures.. Thanks for sharing and keep it up !!

Wanna be followers? Let me know..
Love from Stockholm.. xoxo!

Casey Craig Art said...

Hi Natalie,

I just found your blog - very inspiring. I look forward to looking through your older posts.

Casey Craig

Courtney said...

Thanks Natalie for the mention. I was so excited to read your interview with Julie -- her designs are really great, and she seems like such a lovely person. Thanks!


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