Julia creates small festive 3D ornaments, cat themed pincushions and other modern and original designs using cross stitch, beading, Blackwork and Hardanger. Julia discovered cross stitch in 2010 and the next year started stitching her own designs trying various techniques and fibers. She started selling patterns in 2018 after becoming finalist of National Needlecraft Award gave her confidence to start Cotton Pixels. Her designs are inspired by literature, nature or sometimes just a bunch of colorful embroidery floss. She stitches and finishes all of her own models. She enjoys designing small original festive 3D ornaments, cat themed pincushions, and other traditional and modern designs inspired by literature and nature. Her preferred techniques include cross stitch, beading, Blackwork, and Hardanger.