Julie Kornblum earned her BA in Art, with a concentration in fiber and fabric art, at California State University Northridge. But being a fiber artist was hereditary. She learned sewing, knitting, and crochet from her mother and grandmother. She attended fashion design school at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, was a pattern maker in the garment industry and taught at Otis College of Art and Design. Julie has published work in books and magazines, and has won numerous awards for her knitting, crochet, weaving and basketry work.