Fiberside Chat with Laura Bellows
Fuzzy Goat is so fortunate to have good friends who look out for us! My friend Gail who owns Longmont Yarn Shoppe in Colorado has put together this FANTASTIC Fiberside Chat series and thought to include US, along with our other friends at Bella Filati Luxury Yarns in North Carolina and The Studio Knitting and Needlepoint in Kansas. How fun is this!!!! Gail has worked it out so that the designers get their deserved share, Gail gets a bit for all her work and Fuzzy Goat benefits as well when you enroll with us! Each meet-up will have a $20 registration fee
These gatherings, hosted on Zoom, will be one-hour sessions with special guests joining us to give a peek into their world. These designers and creators will discuss their unique path, creative processes, latest projects—or whatever is inspiring them now. There will also be a Q&A session, giveaways, and other fun surprises for those who join!
We expect a large turnout for Fiberside Chats, and we hope you will join us. Sign up early to secure your seat!
Join us for a Zoom chat with Laura Bellows: Thursday, May 28 at 7 EST
Laura’s journey to founding JUL Designs in her basement began in Bali, Indonesia! Laura will share the story of how her PhD field research led to collaboration and close relationships with Bali’s skilled artisans and the commitment to people and place that is at the heart of JUL Designs. Join us to hear Laura’s tips on the creative process and never leave another finished piece languish in your dresser drawer again!
About Laura- I’m a designer and the owner of JUL Designs, a company I started in 2007 in a basement, like so many other creative businesses. I was trained as an anthropologist and did my PhD field research in Bali, Indonesia on contemporary aspects of Balinese culture. It is this relationship to Bali that ultimately led to my more than a decade-long collaboration with Agus, my Balinese co-designer and creative partner, and my close relationships with the exceptionally skilled artisans who execute our original knitwear jewelry designs. I design and make the leather accessories in the JUL line here in the United States. I have been a maker, a designer, and an artist since I was a child and am passionate about building a personal aesthetic in my own making and assisting others to extend their creative processes to include styling for form and function using the unique accessories we create at JUL.