Julia Billings taught herself to knit in an attempt to keep warm while working outdoors in horticulture and soon found herself spending most of her spare time knitting- now, her two loves, knitting and plants, come together in plant dyes and botanically-inspired colourwork. Travels and time with inspired teachers further fuelled a love of traditional techniques and it is the reworking and combining of these skills and techniques with simple, clean design and materials that most inspire her. She firmly believes that the open transfer of skills and knowledge is essential to the ongoing development and elevation of crafts such as knitting and plant dyeing. Originally from Australia, Julia has lived in Glasgow for the past five years.
At unravel Julia will be teaching: