Julie Armstrong Holetz lives and plays on the Eastside of Seattle with her husband Steve and two children, Rude Boy and Rude Girl. Julie is a pattern designer, technical editor, writer, and teacher of many fiber arts. Julie's first book, Crochet Away!, was part of a series of craft books for young readers released by Penguin Books in 2006. Her next book , Uncommon Crochet,will be published by Ten Speed Press in April 2008. Her crochet designs have been published in Stitch N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker, Get Hooked, and Get Hooked Again; as well as in Crochet Me Magazine.
Julie was also a featured guest on multiple episodes of the DIY Network's Uncommon Threads where she had the chance to demonstrate her interest in crochet with unusual materials.