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Julia Carpenter

Wool paintings comprised of wool and other natural fibers
   Needle felting dry felting process using barbed needles that manipulate the fibers by catching and pulling them together. I use 3 mm to 1/2 inch base of wool fabric.


Julie Carpenter has been a textile artist for over 50 years. Her early exposure to batik, weaving, and quilting led her to study fashion design and later interior design in the Bay Area, where Julie also worked as a color consultant and Feng Shui practitioner. More recently, needle felting has become her focus. Julie's daily walks along the coast and her photographs of the region have inspired her felting pieces, which reflect the rich fauna and flora of Mendonoma. The natural process and materials of felting align perfectly with the Sea Ranch environment, and Julie often uses wool from the Ranch's sheep for her portraits of local creatures and landscapes. Additionally, Julie employs wool from different breeds of sheep and other natural fibers from all over the world to create her renderings of the California Coast. Her work has been defined as whimsical, elegant, reflective, and inviting. 

Directions to studio #12 at 40775 Leeward Road, The Sea Ranch.

From the South, left on Deer Trail, right on Leeward. 

From the North, right on Halcyon, left on Leeward to 40775.


Studio Tour Hours:

August 24-25 & Aug. 31-Sept.2
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

My studio is also open all year by appointment.



Phone: 415-420-3194

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