Julie Ryder, textiles teacher

Julie Ryder

4.8 (6)

Julie Ryder is a Canberra-based textile designer who has gained national and international recognition for her work. She is a practising textile artist, designer and educator. Originally trained in science, Julie retrained as a textile designer at Melbourne Institute of Textiles and started her own design studio focussing on designing and hand-printing fabrics for home-wares, fashion and interiors. She complete a Master of Arts (Visual Arts - Textiles) at ANU in 2004.

Her hybrid practice combines her knowledge of science with her love of textiles, and she uses nature as both a muse and a co-collaborator. Natural materials are used for dyes and as materials for paper-based artworks.

Arts residencies at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, CSIRO, the National Museum of Australia, Rimbun Dahan, Hill End, Bundanon, Ireland, Iceland and Canada have all inspired continued research and produced significant bodies of work.




Jude Hatfield Jun 2022

Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners

Julie's class was a treat! Her blend of warmth, kindness and professionalism, and her gorgeous garden studio were refreshing, encouraging and inspiring. I came home with several pieces to frame and the confidence and inspiration to experiment further with cyanotype.

Sue Oliver May 2022

Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners

I really enjoyed the class. Julie is an experienced artist and teacher. She was well prepared and has a great art studio. I loved all the pieces I created. Cyanotype doesn’t work well without sunlight so the weather impacts classes.

Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners review by Sue Oliver Sydney

Jennifer Kreis May 2022

Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners

Julie was a fantastic teacher, who took her time to explain everything clearly. Everything was well organised, plus she provided everything needed.

Textiles workshop review by Jennifer Kreis

Michelle Raaschou Apr 2022

Shibori Dyeing Class

Julie is a great teacher. She supplied great materials and had all the knowledge needed to guide us through an enjoyable afternoon. The venue is very comfortable and I would highly recommend her classes

Textiles workshop review by Michelle Raaschou

Bronwyn Jones Feb 2022

Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners

Julie was fabulous. So organised, helpful and welcoming. Her studio is perfect for a weekend treat for frustrated arty types like me. I want to do more!

Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners review by Bronwyn Jones

Rachel Croome Feb 2022

Shibori Dyeing Class

Lovely afternoon introduction to shibori. Julie is an excellent teacher - a great combination of instruction and hands on learning, with lots of laughs along the way. Walked away with a sample piece and a lovely scarf. Very happy.

Textiles workshop review by Rachel Croome Sydney

Book with Julie Ryder online. You'll be covered by ClassBento's exclusive money-back satisfaction guarantee and our loyalty program bonus.

If you need a customised class (e.g. for a larger group or a special event), we can make it happen.

Book for yourself or get as a gift.

V48I01Z33L 34c052b7f77f35dccea660a6ce51910d production sydney NSW AU sydney