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I am a native Northern Californian living in the South who loves to create! I make handmade & altered clothing, crochet hats & accessories, and whatever else I can think up. I also love to write & sing! Every movement has meaning, and every meaning has movement. Julia
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A native of Northern California, I was born in the great city of San Francisco. I grew up around the seaside towns & rivers of Sonoma & Marin Counties, picking blackberries, swinging off ropes into the waters of the Russian River, buying goat milk with mom, and protesting the cutting down of the Redwood trees.

I went to school at Humboldt State University where I received my Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources to become a Park Ranger. Music has always been another love next to tall Trees. In California, it was easy…

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I am a native Northern Californian living in the South who loves to create! I make handmade & altered clothing, crochet hats & accessories, and whatever else I can think up. I also love to write & sing! Every movement has meaning, and every meaning has movement. Julia
...See my complete and long-winded bio below...

A native of Northern California, I was born in the great city of San Francisco. I grew up around the seaside towns & rivers of Sonoma & Marin Counties, picking blackberries, swinging off ropes into the waters of the Russian River, buying goat milk with mom, and protesting the cutting down of the Redwood trees.

I went to school at Humboldt State University where I received my Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources to become a Park Ranger. Music has always been another love next to tall Trees. In California, it was easy to go see the Grateful Dead on a regular basis, and I saw them over 50 times while attending high school & college.

I'd always admired the deadheads on tour with their uniquely crafted items, their vending prowess and their road lifestyle. An old Deadhead used to make the most intricate crochet tams with embroidery thread, and he sold them at shows for hundreds of dollars. He taught me how to crochet when I was 19. I've been at it ever since. I have always admired anybody who made anything by hand, and am fascinated with straw houses, mud huts and tipis, woven baskets, rugs and patchwork, carved utensils, simple tools and technology, paper, candles and soap made by hand, and generally anything one of a kind.

Adding to my crafting skills, I began sewing around 1996 (check out my Etsy stores California Patchwork and Landfills Limited to see my handmade clothing). That year, after several years of tour guiding and park rangering and no full time gig, I decided to make handmade clothing & crochet hats my main focus. In 1998 I saw the band Widespread Panic, and ended up traveling the country selling my goods at the shows. I eventually moved to coastalCarolina where I live today with my Dog Pai Mei. We are very happy to live in such a naturally beautiful place.

In 2004 I started selling on eBay, then Etsy in 2008, and I love it! I sell my clothing to people all over the Earth without leaving home! I've met wonderful people, and am so continually inspired by all the individual artists like myself. I have many other artistic & intellectual interests as well including dance, acroyoga, consciousness studies, all things Nature, Dogs...and these inform my crafting work.

I'll keep the handwork going, as my ancestors before me did, to continue it and pass it down generation after generation...thousands of years of making useful objects, woven from plants & other materials...a cloth from a simple string to cover your back...a woven net to catch fish...a warm hat.

A simple craft in a complex time...well that suits me just fine.

Thank you to eBay & Etsy and to everyone who has enjoyed my art and inspired me with theirs. We are FREE.

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