Meet the Dyers

Loop & Whorl was founded April 2022 by a couple of donut-loving coffee addicts who met in grad school in Ohio, working in the same molecular biology lab. As we started working together we found that we both loved knitting! We started tinkering around in the dye pots and quickly realized that we wanted to express ourselves through our hand-dyed yarn, and decided to make it legit: and so Loop & Whorl Fiber Co. was formed. We are both SO excited to offer our own unique colorways on bases that we trust are ethically sourced, and to donate a portion of the sales to causes that we believe in (read more about this below).

You can keep up with us through our Instagram page, where we show teasers and behind-the-scenes for our latest shenanigans :)

  • Ellen

    I have always been obsessed with true crime starting from a concerningly young age. I even studied forensic science in my undergrad. When I first met Maddy, she introduced me to the yarn world and my yarn stash has been growing ever since!

  • Maddy

    I taught myself to knit when I was in elementary school, and I was instantly hooked! Today, I design and publish my own patterns and I'm so proud of the work I've done and learned from. Ellen introduced me to true crime, and our interests merged to create L&W!

    View my designs on Ravelry 
  • Ellen's Helpers

    (Billie, Blondie, Zuko and Toph)

    I started with just having Billie, but realized Billie needed a friend and adopted Blondie. Yes the grey cat is named Blondie. Then my partner and I decided we wanted a dog - Zuko - and of course he needed a friend too, Toph.

  • Maddy's Helpers

    (Cleo and Lane)

    My kittens are both fiesty little cuddle-demons, Cleo is still adjusting to her new sister Lane but I think in time they'll get along well :)