Handcrafted with humor!

17 Sales


Handcrafted with humor!

17 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   My creations range from one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art to faux Greek vases made of felted wool. Custom orders welcome!


Last updated on Mar 17, 2016

My creations range from one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art to faux Greek vases made of felted wool. Custom orders welcome!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

debtolchinsky on Jan 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a phenomenal scarf! So fun! I bought for my sister and she adores it. Well made with great attention to detail. The palette and shape are fantastic. Adds pizzazz to jeans, but also works well with something a bit more dressy. The only issue is that now I need to purchase one for myself. :) Love this vendor/artist! Highly recommend!!!


montydoggy on Dec 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this scarf as a special present for my niece for Christmas and she instantly fell in love with it. She put it on and said "I feel like a movie star!" She thought it was the best present that she ever got. And I have to admit she was right. The scarf is so versatile and the colors are so beautiful. A true work of art! Maximum Julia is an absolute genius!


mary805 on Apr 11, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Yes, it costs. And, yes, it's worth every penny. Why? Because Maximum Julia’s witty copy of a famous Greek vase is a little work of art in its own right - one that takes all the technique and imagination and sheer love of any work of art in any field. I gave it to a doctor friend for his birthday, and he says he never looks at it without smiling or, rather like Zorba, wanting to break into dance, himself. Thank you, Julia. It's just just brilliant.

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Artisanal Extravaganzas, Hand-Felted and Heartfelt.

My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was 9, and I have been at it ever since. My background is in art history and theater. I am a writer and performer with a passion for physical comedy, and my work as a craftsperson celebrates my love for classic forms with a humorous, theatrical flair.

These days I am obsessed with felting. I feel like an alchemist, transforming fluid yarn into a solid form. The wool remains soft and supple to the touch but appears as though it has been modeled like clay; my woolen 'pottery' especially reflects this dichotomy. I've developed my own technique for making vases and faux-Greek vessels, and I am forever experimenting with new materials.

My wearable items have the same drama and humor as my decorative pieces. Each one is a work of art in progress: it is not a finished piece until it is on your body — you are the alchemist who transforms ribbons of yarn into a spellbinding garment.

My studio is in the smoke-free, fur-free apartment that I share with a 21-year-old African grey parrot named Mr. Darcy. Your purchase will arrive (clean and odor-free, of course) beautifully packaged in a gift box that includes care instructions. All items ship with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Please see my store policies for more info:

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    Owner, Designer, Maker, MaximumJulia Is Me!

    Welcome to MaximumJulia! My handmade creations range from one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art to functional fiber versions of classic Greek vases and woolen Wedgewood "china."

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Last updated on March 9, 2014
Welcome to MaximumJulia!

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Payment is via PayPal only. Don't worry if you don't have a PayPal account yet: it only takes a minute to set one up. PayPal is spam-free and costs nothing. The seller (me) pays for the convenience of using PayPal's service, and the buyer (you) can enjoy making purchases on Etsy and elsewhere without sharing your personal and financial information with individual sellers. I've been using PayPal for years as both a buyer and a seller, and have never had any problems.
Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail, including delivery confirmation and insurance. If you wish to upgrade to USPS Express Mail, you will be charged the actual cost of shipping and insurance.

All packages will be insured, so there is no *financial* loss to either of us if a package gets lost or damaged — but finances aren't everything. I know you have your heart set on wearing or gifting your purchase, and I will do my best to send you something equally fabulous to enjoy while we wait for the USPS to resolve any issues. Just give me a call (I'll send you all my contact info when you make a purchase) and we'll work together to find you something wonderful.

If you have any concerns or requests, please don't hesitate to contact me!