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 since 2006. Aside from hat-making, Julie is passionate about natural dyeing (with plants and bugs and barks and such). She teaches dye classes at The Workroom in Toronto, and sells natural dyes and kits under the name The Love of Colour.