Wirkkala Designs
(781) 646-2463 Phone
(814) 286-5407 Fax
785 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476

Since moving my business in late 2006, I have concentrated more and more on my Sewing School. I have become so busy with teaching (33 hours of teaching per week, let along running the business,) thatI have very little time to work on flute accessories. I do make a few orders and have several 2 week periods during the year that I dedicate to producing custom flute accessories. I have appreciated the loyal following of my customers and do the best I can to fill your orders. The reality of my current work, is that it can take me 6 months to more than a year to actually make an order. Far different than when I did Wirkkala Designs exclusively. SO, I do apologize for the wait.

Wirkkala Designs has been in existence since 1989, and first began exhibiting at the National Flute Association Convention in 1990. Since then hundreds of top quality case covers have been delivered to some of the world's finest flutists.

Laura Wirkkala, founder of Wirkkala Designs, is an experienced performer, teacher, and flute technician herself. She has made it her business to know flutes inside and out. Since an early age she has also pursued strong interests in various needle crafts (knitting, embroidery, crochet, sewing, etc), and has gained considerable experience in custom design and construction through work as a clothing maker, designer, sailmaker, and award-winning quilter. As founder of Wirkkala Designs, she places an emphasis on fine work with attention to detail.

The company's first order, in fact, came from a very picky and meticulous client who was aware of her textile work through a reversible jacket she had made for herself. Though she had never worked with leather or velvet previously, her first case cover was so well-suited that he sold it to another interested friend and ordered a new one!!

Some of the fine retailers who carry Wirkkala products:

Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company
13604 Midway Road #180
Dallas, TX 75244
972.661.0705
www.flute4u.com

The Woodwind & The Brasswind
4004 Technology Drive
South Bend, IN 46628
219.251.3500
www.woodwindbrasswind.com

Flute World
29920 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248.855.0410
www.fluteworld.com

J.L. Smith & Co.
1816 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28024
800.822.2157
www.flutesmith.com

Katherine H. Lowry
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN
651.483.2783
www.katiesfluteshop.com


Here are a few of the more well known customers of Wirkkala Designs:

Abell Flutes
Brannen Bros. Flutemakers
Burkart Flute & Piccolos
Emmanuel Flutes
Wm. S. Haynes Co.
Mancke Flutes, Germany
Nagahara Flutes
Verne Q. Powell Flutes
Williams Flutes
Keefe Piccolos
Tolman Woodworking
Leone Buyse
Trudy Kane - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Sandra Church - NY Philharmonic
David Cramer - Philadelphia Orchestra
Brooks de Wetter-Smith - Prof. of Flute UNC
Laurence Feldman
Steven Finley
Flute Force (NYC)
Juergen Franz - Germany
Marianne Gedigian - Prof. of Flute, University of Texas
Bonnie Lake - Baltimore
Loren Lind - Philadelphia Orchestra
Kyril Magg - Cincinnati
Liz Mann - Orpheus Chamber Ensemble
Amy Porter - Prof. of Flute, University of Michigan
Elizabeth Ostling - Boston Symphony
Elizabeth Rowe - Boston Symphony
Emily Skala - Baltimore
Joshua Smith - Cleveland Orchestra
Laurie Sokoloff - Baltimore
John Thorne - Houston
Wendy Williams - Minnesota
Anne Diener Zentner - Los Angeles
John Zornig