Handmade felted wool scarves and vases

New York, United States

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About MaximumJulia

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On Etsy since 2011

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 an African grey parrot named Gracie. Your purchase will arrive (clean and odor-free, of course) beautifully packaged with care instructions. Gift packaging available on request (a small charge may be required for supplies, depending on size and shape of item). All items ship with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Please see my store policies for more info:

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  • Julia

    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."

Shop policies

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!