Julia Bryant has been a part-time textile artist for as long as she can remember. The crafts she uses include crocheting, knitting, tapestry weaving and counted cross-stitch. She became fascinated with Afghan/Tunisian crochet about twenty-five years ago, and has been developing and perfecting her skills using the colour inlay technique ever since. Her work is often embellished with beads, bobbles and embroidery, and she creates all her own designs. 

In 2008 Julia co-led a craft tour to Morocco, which included teaching Tunisian crochet and filet crochet, and provided exposure to local artisans. This was her sixth visit to Morocco.
In the summer of 2008 Julia was awarded first prize in a design contest held by the Crochet Guild of America for one of her wall hangings.

She has had several exhibitions in Toronto, and has taught at weekend craft seminars, the Creative Needlework Festival, two Crochet Guild of America/Knitters’ Guild of America conferences in the United States, and various Knitters’ Guilds across Canada.

Julia works as a volunteer at the Textile Museum of Canada in the education program, and sits on the volunteer committee.

Julia is a founding member and co-president of a T Rocks Knitters’ Guild, a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America, and one of the founders and teachers at the yearly YarnOver Sleepover retreat for knitters and crocheters held north of Toronto.



CLASSES

What is Tunisian Crochet?
An introduction to this fascinating craft, that is a marriage of knitting and crochet which produces a wonderful woven fabric. Julia will bring samples of her work, and students will learn the basic stitch and colour inlay. 
Duration: 3 hours.