Hi! I'm Julia

Knitting is my therapy and encompasses all my loves - science, maths and art, neatly wrapped into one beautiful craft.

A little about me...

My background is working as a graphic designer which I love. I worked in London for a few years before moving to Bristol, where I’ve been freelancing for over 15 years. I divide my time between graphic design, craft design and my family. If there’s a gene for knitting I’m sure I have it. I come from a long line of obsessive knitters. I learnt when I was a child and in my twenties my obsession kicked in.

I love the combination of maths, science and art that’s involved in designing a knitting pattern. It's fun making knitting look beautiful but I’m a really practical person and my designs have to function well too. This is how I got into designing baby shoes. I was fed up with socks falling off my young children's feet. I tried leather slip on shoes but the leather would go hard if they got wet. There are some fab crochet designs but my love is knitting, so I started designing modern patterns that would stay-on. They worked really well, I started gifting to friends to test and they loved them too, so here I am.

If you are interested in graphic design check out my design portfolio.

Check out my tutorials

Perfect pattern. Excellent service/help/advice from the owner of the star. 5 star experience!Etsy Review

I loved making these. The pattern is so clearly written with excellent photos for every step and I am so proud with the finished product.Ravelry Review

Julia - thank you so much for designing this beautiful, clever pattern! They were so interesting, quick and fun to make and I love the end result - plus your instructions were a dream.Ravelry Review

I’ve knit up a couple pairs of these darling shoes. Great pattern.Etsy Review

Great looking little baby shoes and they are really stay on. Thank you.Etsy Review

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