ABOUT THE CROSSED KNOT

EDUCATION

We believe that information is the key to empowering people to reach their creative goals.

ART

We believe that the objects we surround ourselves with on a daily basis should add to the beauty of our environment.

We also believe these everyday items can be a work of art.

PRODUCTS

We strive to produce long-lasting, high quality goods, and useful handwoven objects with an emphasis on sustainability. Everything created at The Crossed Knot is one-of-a-kind and made with love from the Midwest!

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JULIA BLAKE

Owner | Instructor

Julia has spent the last 7 years teaching weaving & weaving-adjacent skills to adults (and children) of widely varying abilities. She believes that information is the key to empowering people to be their best and do their best.

"The one thing everyone has in common is the capacity to learn. My personal teaching philosophy is that if someone isn’t understanding, I'm explaining it wrong."

Julia has a slightly unhealthy obsession with sharing knowledge and is even more motivated when she can do so in a way that the receiver enjoys the process.

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POTATO

Studio Supervisor | QC Specialist

Potato has been an integral part of The Crossed Knot team since he joined us in 2017. His brutal honesty combined with his special ability to point out flaws without using words has kept us working to the highest standard.

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MOO

Studio Support Cat

Moo is a textbook introvert. She has found the perfect role behind the scenes at The Crossed Knot. You may never catch a glimpse of her because the majority of her work is done after hours. Moo is the "yin" to Potato's "yang." She can often be found making sure the team gets enough rest and is an expert in "Biscuit-style" massage.