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My name is Wendy and I make Whirlwend.

Each creation is made from super-soft hand-dyed fiber (wool, mainly merino) that I handspin (on my Majacraft Rose wheel) into sweet yarn, I call Whirlspun.

Whirlspun: I use only hand-dyed fiber specially selected from from Artisans I know and love. Using roving and batts, I whirl colors and textures to create unique yarn filled with character and personality. Each is named, and a short
history and technical specifications are added to a tag for it’s next journey.

My Whirlpurses, Whirlcatchers (bowls) and Whirlflowers (brooches) evolve organically as I knit free form (no patterns), then full (shrink with hot water and agitation) and finish into one-of-a-kind handcrafted goodness.

Whirlcatchers: have st…

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  • Female
  • Joined October 16, 2006

Favorite materials

wool, dye, merino, sparkle, bfl, alpaca, soysilk, latte silk, bamboo, tencel, angelina sparkle, sari silk

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Whirlwend

About

My name is Wendy and I make Whirlwend.

Each creation is made from super-soft hand-dyed fiber (wool, mainly merino) that I handspin (on my Majacraft Rose wheel) into sweet yarn, I call Whirlspun.

Whirlspun: I use only hand-dyed fiber specially selected from from Artisans I know and love. Using roving and batts, I whirl colors and textures to create unique yarn filled with character and personality. Each is named, and a short
history and technical specifications are added to a tag for it’s next journey.

My Whirlpurses, Whirlcatchers (bowls) and Whirlflowers (brooches) evolve organically as I knit free form (no patterns), then full (shrink with hot water and agitation) and finish into one-of-a-kind handcrafted goodness.

Whirlcatchers: have structure from dense fulling and yet have a warm soft feel. I make them in all sizes. And some even coordinate and nest inside one another for storing.

Whirlpurses: range in size from small to medium to large. And styles vary from clutches to handbags to shoulder bags. As well as come in a wide array of colors and textures. Each includes a magnetic clasp, hand sewn with cute coordinating fabric to keep goodies safe inside.

Whirlflowers: are made with a varying numbers of petals. Some are single layered and other double or triple. And they vary in size from about 2 inches in diameter to around 5 inches in diameter.

History: My love of color, shape and form all come together here. Whirlwend was created in 2006 as a result of needing to design something with my hands rather than on my computer. I am trained as a professional Graphic Designer (with a Bachelors of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati, 1996). I learned to knit from my husband’s Grandmother and learned to full and spin via youtube.

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