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A Workshop on Style and Fit for Shawls and Accessories with JUL Designs

March 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Most of us know what looks good on us and what we feel comfortable in when it comes to our clothes. But what about shawls and other un-sized accessories? Many of us take on projects because they are beautiful to us only to find ourselves stymied at the end of the process because we don’t know how to wear what we’ve made so that it looks and feels good. This class aims to give you the tools that you need to select projects that will work for your aesthetic, your body, and your life.


Plan to bring some shawls, cowls and other pieces from your closet that you have struggled to wear and style. Laura will help you figure them out!

About Laura Bellows – Designer & Owner of JUL

I was trained as an anthropologist at the University of Virginia. I earned my PhD in cultural anthropology in 2003 based on two years of field research in Bali, Indonesia. Click here to see a website aimed at a lay audience for which I provided images and text aimed at making Balinese cultural life more accessible. This website was part of an exhibition of Balinese paintings and sculpture that I conceptualized and curated with Emeritus Professor Clark Cunningham at the Spurlock Museum during a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My research-adventure in Bali allowed me to develop relationships with the people and the culture that were essential for my founding of JUL in 2007 and which remain so to the present day.  My son Julian, who has accompanied me on nearly all of my overseas travels (starting at age one and a half!) and counts Bali as his second home, first designed for JUL when he was still in middle school.  Now 21 and attending art school, his contribution to new design-development has proved critical, especially on our most recent product development trip back to Bali



March 30, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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fibre space
1319 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States


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