Betty Chamness Trost

Raised in the cool and moist forests of western Oregon with lots of time spent meditating while walking the beaches of the Oregon Coast, I have a deep fondness for stones, wool, textures, tiny things, and bright rain-washed colors. Although I've lived in Des Moines, Iowa for almost 30 years, I continue to seek out and draw inspiration from stones and flowing water, ferns and wood violets, glorious wools, and brightly colored and textured fabric and fibers.