Love it! Beautiful as always!
Love it! Beautiful as always!
Beautiful yarn! Color is amazing and yarn is sooo soft.
I fell into the fibre arts headlong and without warning.
I began my shop in May of 2011. I have crocheted for almost 20 years, but it all started in 2009 when I decided to teach myself to knit. In doing this I ended up learning more about wool and ended up escaping the world of acrylic yarns! I stumbled onto Ravelry in 2010 and through this social media site discovered a community of like minded individuals. I met a great group of knitters who soon became close friends and avid supporters of my journey into the fibre arts. I began dyeing my own yarn in late 2010, and when I started spinning in early 2011 I also started to dye my own spinning fibres. My friends loved what I was creating and encouraged me to start my own shop on Etsy selling what I was making. Through an intense brainstorming session, we came up with the name of the The Wacky Windmill. The name of the shop has led to many questions over the past few years. Here are answers to some of them. I wanted a name that related to the area I live in which is Southern Alberta. Although I am not Dutch, we do have a strong Dutch community in this area, and are also surrounded by wind turbines ( The Wacky Wind Turbine just did not have the same ring to it). Also, I can be rather wacky in the ways I approach things and tend to spin in crazy confused circles at trying to keep up with all I do in life. And so...you have the wacky and you have the windmill (as opposed to turbine). The fibre arts have been a great adventure, and I hope to keep exploring this strange and wonderful world at the bottom of the rabbit hole I have fallen into. I love creating and I love my little shop, and I hope you love being a part of this adventure with me!
Take Care & Happy Crafting
I like to keep busy and I love to create! The fibre arts are my passion, and I am always working at developing my skills in this area. As you can see from the items in my shop I love bright and vibrant colours and I hope that you will love them too.
Find TheWackyWindmill at the following upcoming markets!
Manitoba Fibre Festival
Red River Exhibition Place,
Sep 30–Oct 1
The Festival is a delightful gathering of all things fibre related, including vendors, workshops, and demonstrations. Admission is free to the festival market, demonstrations, and craft circles. Lots of free parking. There is a registration fee for the workshops. Bring the family -- there is food available onsite, and plenty of room to sit and visit with friends. Say hello to the sheep and alpacas, watch a shearing demonstration, and visit our friendly fibre farmers and crafts people in the market.
The Fibre Shindig
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave. NW
Come and discover talented Alberta Fibre Artists and Artisans! There will be hand-dyed yarn, spinning fibre, fibre tools and accessories, felting, weaving, cross stitch, embroidery, beads, buttons, pottery, hand-made wearables, ceramics, fine art, jewellery and more! Get started on your Christmas shopping early, or buy something for yourself! For more information please check the website.
My studio is located in Southern Alberta where the prairies seem endless and wind turbines tower over the landscape. I offer a variety of fibres in a fun selection of colours. I hope you find something that catches your eye!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you have any questions please convo me. I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
*** I will refund shipping fees that are over and above the actual shipping cost.***
*** Please Note ***
Some countries may charge customs fees. Buyers are responsible for paying their own duty and/or customs fees.
Please be sure to carefully read the description of the item you are interested in before you buy it. Note that the colour may vary a bit from display to display. If you want any additional photos, just let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
I really want to know if you are satisfied with the item you have purchased from my shop. I would like to have my customers 100% satisfied. Please feel free to contact me with any feedback you might have.