ABOUT J VINE STUDIO


 

ABOUT THE FOUNDER & DESIGNER

Julanna is not just a designer/artist and entrepreneur - she is growing a business where family comes first, necessary in a household with three dynamic children interested in everything sports, and everything Arts! 

She has an organic style and a passion for creating beautiful things. Whether by accident or on purpose - She loves experimenting with materials, cause and effect, and becomes absorbed with the way colours blend, how patterns form, and the way paint can expose texture. Her work is a true labour of love.


She supports local Toronto craftswomen who  work with her textiles. They sew pillows with high standards, and their work reflects the authenticity and excellence of her brand.

 

 

 

The Process

Hand-dyed // Linens are hand-dyed using Shibori techniques. This involves folding and/or binding fabric in different forms to create a resist to control the flow of dye. Sometimes a dye solution is added to the fabric, and other times, an ice-dye technique is used by applying direct powdered pigment to ice which is layered over the fabric.


Hand-Painted // Painting has always been therapeutic for Julanna, and for her it is an expression of emotion, and playful forms. She uses a variety of materials - and photographs her work. These images create digitally printed textiles. She has printed on velvet, silk and linen.

Her home studio - and the craftswomen she works with - are located in Toronto, Canada.

Thank you for joining us!