Julie B. Booth holds a BA in studio art from Wesleyan University and a certificate degree in scientific illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. Although a graphic designer for 18 years, her first love has always been working with fiber. In 1994, Julie established her business, Thread Born Dolls specializing in one-of-a-kind soft sculptured figures and doll patterns. As an educator, Julie specializes in teaching classes in surface design, doll making, and embellishment techniques. Julie has exhibited her work in numerous Washington DC area galleries as well as in nationally traveling exhibitions. She is a member of F.I.N.E. (Fiber in Nearly Everything), an exhibiting group of seven mixed media fiber artists as well as a longtime member of Potomac Fiber Arts Guild and Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. In 2010, Julie received the Margaret Conant Grant to explore using common household materials (especially those from the kitchen) as fabric resists. She continues to use the kitchen as a resource for all sorts of surface design techniques on fabric. Her newsletter, Julie B Booth Surface Design News, focuses on the same topic. Julie’s book, Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects (Quarry Books) was published in December 2014.