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Each sweater, a prayer...

Honor to mother nature-- her creative process, organic being, wild spirit.

Discovering her offerings through open hands, mind, and heart.

Each creation-- an exercise in faith--  in letting go-- in embracing what IS.

The beauty in her imperfection. In change. In ALL life.... 

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Prayer Sweater No. 1


Prayer Sweater No. 1

 

I am imperfect. 

I am beauty incarnate.

I sing at the top of my lungs

And praise earth for its blessings.

 

I walk in deep soil

And sink into the earth

In gratitude. I belong.

In space. I welcome.

 

My heart beckons forth

grace. cheer. and good fortune. 

 

I sing on the land to the land.

I am a part of this great magic mystery.

 

I stand here. in my TRUTH. 

 

I am bright. I belong. tall glorious.

With gifts. to give.

And light to hold.

 

Blessed be my wearer. 

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Prayer Sweater No. 1


Prayer Sweater No. 1

 

I am imperfect. 

I am beauty incarnate.

I sing at the top of my lungs

And praise earth for its blessings.

 

I walk in deep soil

And sink into the earth

In gratitude. I belong.

In space. I welcome.

 

My heart beckons forth

grace. cheer. and good fortune. 

 

I sing on the land to the land.

I am a part of this great magic mystery.

 

I stand here. in my TRUTH. 

 

I am bright. I belong. tall glorious.

With gifts. to give.

And light to hold.

 

Blessed be my wearer. 

Prayer Sweaters are hand-dyed, hand-spun, hand-knit pieces of art. Working intuitively, Julia listens to raw fibers, bending with them, allowing them to speak through her. The process is an act of prayer, a deliberate communication with mother nature. Each sweater tells a unique story, reminding us of our deep connection to the earth, its creatures, and its feminine powers of creation.

One-of-a-kind pieces will be released incrementally throughout the year.  

Collaborations with small-scale female farmers to come...

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Pregnant 'Cookie'

Pregnant 'Cookie'

Cookie's tri-colored raw fleece.

Cookie's tri-colored raw fleece.

Shepherdess, Phylleri Ball, at Steam Valley Fiber Farm

Shepherdess, Phylleri Ball, at Steam Valley Fiber Farm

Prayer Sweater No. 1 was birthed from 100% Border Leicester sheep residing at Steam Valley Fiber Farm in Trout Run, PA, lovingly raised by holistic farmer and fiber artist, Phylleri Ball.  Julia hand picked, carded, dyed, and spun the fiber into yarn while she was residing in a small cabin on the farm during a farm-stay internship.  The darker fibers specifically hail from a ewe named Cookie, who was enormously pregnant with twins when Julia first met and photographed her. Their relationship grew, when Julia later assisted in the delivery of her twins. The hot pink shade that stripes across the sweater's front panel was chosen by Mackenzie, a 9-year old aspiring farmer, who also helped to hand-paint the dye onto the fiber. The yellowish green body shade was chosen by Julia, and was spun into yarn in a painterly fashion together with Cookie's un-dyed calico colored fiber and a bit of un-dyed, long staple ivory fiber from a neighboring Pennsylvania farm.  After returning home, Julia knit and stitched the sweater's four panels together while picnicking next to a babbling creek in her 'outdoor studio', a small park in the center of West Reading, Pa.  Julia wrote a poem to accompany the spirit of the sweater, re-living the emotional highs of her great adventure working in Phylleri's footsteps as a female farmer working her land.

Knitting time, approx. 8 hours. Dyeing time, approx. 4 hours. Spinning & Fiber Processing time, approx. 15-20 hours. 

 

 

 

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Each sweater is a poem, a piece of art,  a prayer, a remembrance.  Of our inner beauty, our inner light, our inner power of creation.

 
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Pelt Accessories


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Pelt Accessories


PELT Accessories

 

Using the finest grade, certified organic Merino wool, lovingly hand-spun with hints of naturally colored Alpaca; there is no other yarn like this in the world. These pelts are supremly luxurious in their luster, softness and artistry.  Individually hand-crafted by Julia in her Pennsylvania studio, each accessory is a bold statement piece, a work of art.  Each item is completely unique in coloration, composition, and dimension. Made only once.

 

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