From the Oregon Coast, ​​​​I select each smooth stone, 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 $25. Click on my Shop link to see what stones are available.

These wool felted pictures are delights for the eyes and touch. They are textural and colorful and framed ready to hang. $25-$130.

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Take a class! Learn to make brilliant mandala painted stones at my kitchen table. Call me to schedule a date and time. Bring a friend and enjoy creating together! Two hours, $40/person, all supplies included. (515) 250-7929. 

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 slippers are knitted and felted and are the ultimate in cushy comfort and warmth for cold weather living. They begin at $70. Email or phone me to place an order so I can make them in your color and size. betty.trost@gmail.com or (515) 250-7929.


Three Smooth Stones...by Betty Chamness Trost

I delicately paint these smooth stones in colorful mandala designs using small tools and layers of dots of paint. The smallest measures about 1” x 1 1/2” and begins at $20.