All about the stitches

Hi my name Wendy,I am the founder of Smiles ‘n’ Purls . I live in Ontario,Canada and have been here most of my life. I was born in  Wales and immigrated to Canada with my parents, when I was 14. 

I started knitting when I was about 7. We had to learn how to make a potholder in school . Who knew that blue yarn was the start of my journey into the world of Knitting :) When i was younger my mum had always made us sweaters so it seemed like a part of our heritage. Her love of yarn was contagious and I was hooked.



Over the years  the thrill of the needles and yarn continue to be a big part of my life. I used to be a  test knitter for a well know Canadian company. I used to knit the new designs for their catalogues :)

I taught myself to how to crochet which was another avenue to work with yarn and made me  Bi-stitchual :).

So now I am ready to share my passion of my knitting and crochet designs with you. I hope you enjoy my site :). Please free to comment.:) :)

All of the items  displayed on my site are available for sale. All knitting and crocheting designs can be made in different colours and can be customized to your personal taste. I have also created my own one of a kind design which can be purchased. If you have a pattern that you have found i can also make that for you as well. 


If you would like to contact me please send an e mail at





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