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  • On the day of the tour,
    Julia will be showing her work, along with fellow weavers Beth Hiner & Paula Hissett, at 1506 Trent Blvd. in Ghent.

Weaver & Dyer

Armed with a Textile Technology degree from NC State, Julia McDonald waited a few years to pursue handweaving.  Once retired, that pursuit intensified and led to experimentation of texture and color.  She often combines the fiber arts, to include: weaving, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, and beading to create items that are a pleasure to use and beautiful to behold.  Julia loves to recycle, using left over yarn, gifted fabric scraps, even VHS tape.

And then … there’s dyeing! Her favorite is the indigo pot, using shibori, ice and batik to decorate cloth.  

Julia Is a member of the Seacoast Spinners & Weavers Guild, the MidAtlantic Fiber Arts Association, the Handweavers Guild of America and a past member of the Albemarle Craftsman’s Guild.  She worked as a weaving docent at Tryon Palace and is a resident artist at Artworks-Oriental.  

Her work is also found at Community Artists Gallery & Studios and Southern Persnickety in New Bern.


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