Julia Riordan: Guerrilla Crocheting
About the Artist:
Julia Riordan is a creator/street-artist who discovered her passion for crochet and knitting at the age of 10. Her first creations resembled beanies and scarves that her family was kind enough to wear, pretending it was the real thing. Since that time she has continually explored the field of knitwear, enjoyed seeing it become her passion, and now the real thing.
2012 Julia launched her own knitwear label, Julia Rio, specializing in unique, colorful beanies. Each piece is designed and knitted on a domestic-brother machine, comprised of a bed of 200 needles, hand-driven and environmentally friendly. Each beanie is finished off the machine by being hand sewn together and labeled.
Julia has always been a big admirer of street-art, and after completing her first yarnbomb in the streets of London 2013 while studying at London College Of Fashion, her adrenaline and creativity seeked out more of this type of expression. Julia is now living in Stockholm and continues to explore her love of knitted art by covering fences, trees and puplic spaces with yarn.