Julia learned the fine art of monkey making while she was living in Brooklyn. Fresh Art and Etsy Labs were offering a sock monkey making course. She made her first monkey and donated it to Fresh Art to sell to benefit their programs for artists with disabilities.
A couple months later, Julia had a lot of time on her hands and made tons of monkeys for friends and family. She spent Obama’s inauguration making a monkey and watching TV, she made them on the subway, and she spread her knowledge to pals at informal monkey making parties.
Recently, Julia’s been teaching classes for the community through a great company called Skillshare.
She’s a strong believer that anyone can make a monkey, regardless of sewing experience.