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.