​​​​​After selecting each smooth stone, I wrap them with wool fiber, then shrink the wool around the stone by hand and embroider them with bright colors and stitches. With the stone inside and the wool outside they have satisfying weight and warmth. These stones are generally 2” x 2 1/2” and begin at $35. Click on Shop link to see what stones are available.

Take a felting class! Learn to wet-felt soap as well as to use a barbed needle to create needle-felted designs on your soap. $40/person, all supplies included. Call to schedule a class (515) 250-7929.

These wool felted pictures are delights for the eyes and touch. Bumble bees with silk wings are always included! They are textural, colorful, framed and ready to hang. $25-$130.

Three Smooth Stones...by Betty Chamness Trost

Hand knitted and felted, I make these wool slippers to order. They are the ultimate in cushy comfort and warmth for cold weather living. They begin at $70. Email or phone me using the Contact link so I can make them in your color and size. 

Take a stone painting class! Learn to make brilliantly dotted mandala stones at my kitchen table. Call me to schedule a date and time. Bring a friend and enjoy creating together! Two hours, $45/person, all supplies included. (515) 250-7929. 

I delicately paint these naturally smooth stones in brilliantly colored dotted mandala designs using small tools, layers of paint, and a steady hand. They are approximately 2 1/4" round and begin at $40. Click on the Shop link to see available stones.