Julie is an award winning textile artist originally from the quiet shores of Lake Erie, now living and working in Toronto. A lover of the fibre arts since she was a child, she studied textiles at the Kootenay School of the Arts, a small and eclectic school in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia, where she learned about the wonders of boiled wool from a fellow student. She began making her line of felted hats and accessories in 2006.
Aside from hat-making, Julie is passionate about natural dyeing (with plants and bugs and barks and such) a world she has been exploring after she fell in love with it in her first week of art school, back in 2002. In 2018, she launched The Love of Colour, a place to celebrate colour, plant dyes and making. She teaches dye classes at The Workroom in Toronto.
Julie's other love is travel, and she has journeyed to Japan, Guatemala, Morocco and Mexico to study dyeing and weaving.