Julia has been an artist all her life. Fabric and other fibers have been a passion that began in childhood and have continued ever since. Julia has degrees in Textiles and Clothing and Art where she studied general textile information, clothing construction, historic costume, and ancient textiles. The textural quality of various fibers, and the many incarnations of fibers is very exciting to Julia. She was a weaver for many years, did many types of needlework, taught art and clothing, and still sews and knits. Julia also exhibits her work, careful to find that magical balance between pleasurable pursuit and the whole effort becoming a job.