Betz White combines the ancient technique of felting with today’s cast-away sweaters to create what she calls “felted wool, artfully stitched”. Betz has been experimenting with felting and fulling wool for more than 10 years.
With a background in children’s apparel design the results are fun, fresh and whimsical. In February 2007, Betz appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and has been featured in many magazines, including Country Living, Adorn and CRAFT. She is the author of the new book, Warm Fuzzies, 30 Sweet Felted Projects.
Want to purchase her book? She says “My debut book, now available! You may purchase a signed copy of Warm Fuzzies directly from me, just enter the inscription you would like in the “message to seller” area when purchasing.”
Warm Fuzzies is filled with techniques, tips and patterns for creating over 30 cute and colorful felted items made from cast-away sweaters, including cozy pillows and throws as well as comfortable hats, scarves, pincushions and handbags.
The best thing about these projects is how easy they are to make…and there’s no knitting involved! Simply throw old wool sweaters into the wash to make fabulous felted material, then cut the pieces apart and use them to make felted goodies. Start with the sweet Cupcake Pincushion–they’re so easy, and super cute!