Needle Felted Whimsy Handmade on Orcas Island

Eastsound, Washington · 7194 Sales


Needle Felted Whimsy Handmade on Orcas Island

Eastsound, Washington 7194 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Felted Cuteness is our Calling

Bossy’s Feltworks is three friends/moms/islanders who have felted together for ten years. When we started our business, we were looking to enmesh work life, camaraderie, and a posse of small children. Working at the kitchen table, our “Bossy Days” were filled with wool, tea, snacks, and negotiations. Now, that posse of kiddos are in elementary, middle and high school. Our menagerie of animals has grown to include horses and goats amidst the sheep, dogs and various fowl. And the three of us each have a second calling- musician, farmer, teacher. Our studio is the fourth home in our extended family. Luckily, we never entertained the notion that life would get less busy as our children grew!

Over the years Bossy has surprised us in so many ways, bringing us craft shows, farmer’s markets, and workshops and settling us into our own studio just outside of town. The scene is familiar: piles of wool, cups of tea and lots of laughter. There’s a special nook in the studio where we’ve fitted a couch for our kids to snuggle down and read our own childhood stashes of comic books. Over the years, we’ve reassessed and reconfigured, we’ve delegated and organized... and we keep coming around to this truth: In work and in life there is no place we would rather be, and we are so grateful to be in it together!

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Shop members

  • Kari, Mandy & Amy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    We are Kari Van Gelder, Mandy Troxel, and Amy Lum, a three-part felting collective on Orcas Island in Washington State.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2012
Bossy's Feltworks is run on wool, friendship & tea. We hope our wooly goods bring you joy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
We accept Paypal and Etsy's Direct Checkout.
We ship worldwide.

If you would like to upgrade your shipping, please convo us prior to purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to love our stuff. If you don't, please return your item(s) for a full refund.

If the post office damages or loses something- that's on the post office.

If we've sent you a faulty item, we want to know about it because we'll make it right.

If you (or your dog or daughter or...) damage something, we will consider repair service on a time plus materials basis- please convo us.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are busy moms who love wool and work with limited time. As such: no alchemy, limited custom work, no wholesale, and no consignment.

Yes to felting like crazy when we can!