JULIE ARTHUR

Pre-1000 AD Anglo-Saxon language referred to women as wif-man.  I am a "Weaving Wif-Man".

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Julie Arthur has been weaving since 1972 when she took a class at the University of Minnesota. She quickly fell in love with the process and the art. A second class was taken but since then, learning has been from experience except for one short class in 2011 on rep weaving.

 

In 1973 a friend explained the art of spinning. After a year of working on a drop spindle, an Ashford wheel was procured.  Naturally what followed was learning the basics of dyeing the yarns that were created. 

 

The studio is filled with yarns, looms, and all the tools of the trade. From that chaos emerges woven objects such as rugs, scarves, shrugs, and shawls many made from hand-dyed threads or hand-spun wools. Each year new techniques are tried, old patterns redone while gathering inspiration from the nature surrounding her home. 

 

Julie has many interests including family, canoeing, hiking, and gardening.  She lives with her husband and weaves on the north shore of Lake Superior that she has adopted as her home.

Please look at the galleries. Custom orders are welcome to create an item that is special to you. 

 

GARMENT GALLERY

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JA-46
JA-46
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Rusty Shawl
Rusty Shawl
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Lavender shawl
Lavender shawl
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Shawl in greens
Shawl in greens
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vshawl hand spun alpaca
vshawl hand spun alpaca
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Shawl in greens
Shawl in greens
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silk overshot shawl
silk overshot shawl
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Hand painted V-Shawl
Hand painted V-Shawl
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V-Shael in rayon
V-Shael in rayon
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snowdyed_shrug
snowdyed_shrug
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shrug snow dyed multi color 2
shrug snow dyed multi color 2
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blue shrug
blue shrug
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Hand dyed shrug
Hand dyed shrug
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Tencel scarf
Tencel scarf
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Handspun wool and tencel scarf
Handspun wool and tencel scarf
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Silk and Tencel scarf
Silk and Tencel scarf
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Handspun wool and tencel scarf
Handspun wool and tencel scarf
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Tencel Scarf
Tencel Scarf
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Silk, Cashmere and tencel scarf
Silk, Cashmere and tencel scarf
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wool and tencel scarf
wool and tencel scarf
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scarves blues
scarves blues
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scarf reds
scarf reds
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hoodie scarf
hoodie scarf
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Painted scarf - multi colored
Painted scarf - multi colored
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Painted scarf - rusts
Painted scarf - rusts
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Hand dyed Wool poncho
Hand dyed Wool poncho
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painted scarf on rocks of Lake Superior
painted scarf on rocks of Lake Superior
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HOME GALLERY

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Hand-spun and hand-dyed wool Krockbragd rug_edited
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Blue hand-dyed, hand-spun  Krokbragd  rug
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Pendleton Wool Selvedge rug_edited
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Bound Weave Rug
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BOUND WEAVE
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boundweave northern lights
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boundweave blues
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black white boundweave
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boundweave desert
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Square Krokbragd
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arthur bound weave rusts
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desert_krokbragd
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arthur boundweave greys
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arthur boundweave blues
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Krokbragd  in natural handspun
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arthur pendelton rug
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fleece rug in blues
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Towel Collection
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Halvdrall_runners
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Towel Collection
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Towel Collection in tans
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Northern Lights Halvdrall_edited_edited.
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Sun, the moon & the stars afghan
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Sun, the moon & stars afghan in black ha
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Rep weave in purples
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Blue and white rep weave runner
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Black & while rep weave runner
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red_black_rep
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black & white runner
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Rep weave lake & trees
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Pool towel rug
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leather rug browns
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brown leather rug
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leather rug
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