Wendy describes herself as an artist, hiker, gardener, explorer, gatherer, traveler, writer, surface designer, dyer, seamstress, maker, questioner, learner, and teacher. She works by hand, by touch, by tactile and visual interactions with the physical world. Work by hand, she insists, is essential to how she understands the world.
As a textile artist, Osterweil prints with fiber reactive and natural dyes on natural fiber cloth such as 100% cotton, linen, and viscose and bamboo rayon. She designs imagery with papercuts or hand drawings to make prints with silkscreens in repeat on the fabrics.
Paula Paul interviewed Wendy recently on the Creative Roundtable on Germantown Radio.