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I am Betti, a nomadic Social Worker living here or there in the world. I do social work in many countries such as working in India in slums, in a hospital or in a rural project for kids affected by HIV; in the Philippines I worked with street children and kids in prison; and in England I helped asylum seeker young people. Please, visit to my blog to read some of my old stories about the world I work in:
http://realfaery.blogspot.com

Long time ago I also did some fruit-picking in New-Zealand, backpacking in Bolivia and Peru and one of my dreams came true recently when I started to travel around in Europe in our cosy motorhome. I love hitting the road in Europe, getting inspiration from the French and British countryside and gorgeous beaches. I do many of my crafts on the way and I use our motorhome as a workshop too.

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  • Joined August 7, 2008

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About

I am Betti, a nomadic Social Worker living here or there in the world. I do social work in many countries such as working in India in slums, in a hospital or in a rural project for kids affected by HIV; in the Philippines I worked with street children and kids in prison; and in England I helped asylum seeker young people. Please, visit to my blog to read some of my old stories about the world I work in:
http://realfaery.blogspot.com

Long time ago I also did some fruit-picking in New-Zealand, backpacking in Bolivia and Peru and one of my dreams came true recently when I started to travel around in Europe in our cosy motorhome. I love hitting the road in Europe, getting inspiration from the French and British countryside and gorgeous beaches. I do many of my crafts on the way and I use our motorhome as a workshop too.

Beside of my beautiful but many times stressful profession I found very therapeutic working with wool and silk.
During my travels and work/volunteer assignments I am always inspired by local arts, crafts and materials. I shuttle between India and Europe for quite some time and I always bring some exclusive and high quality Indian silk fiber, colorful silk fabric and silk saree to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind and unique nuno felted garments.
I found that using silk saree for nuno felting is quite unique so you will hardly see it in other shops.My priotity is to make high quality, affordable and wearable clothing, in the same time you can feel very special in any of these garments.

Felt making is a fiber art, what you can wear comfortably to amaze people around you!:)

Last summer I wandered around in Europe with my camper van to get new inspirations. I am back and started to list all the item I made in the gorgeous places of Europe!


I use and hand dye plenty of silk roving, wool, mohair and angora fibers for my handcrafts and I started to spin handmade yarns as well. So I decided to set up this supply shop to make all these beautiful fibers and fabrics from India available for you too. Please, visit my other online shop too: www.realfaerysupplies.etsy.com


You can see more about me here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/realfaery/about/


You can also look around on http://www.flickr.com/photos/39129190@N02/ to see my products.

Last but not least I would note that I share my life, travels and work (including running these online shops) with my husband, Jeno who is a social worker too.

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