Hand knit and embroidered textile art by Betsie Withey

Westerly, Rhode Island | 1307 Sales


Hand knit and embroidered textile art by Betsie Withey

Westerly, Rhode Island 1307 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (638)

TheFaerieMarket is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! Just taking a much needed break. I'll be back in the new year. If you have any inquiries, I'll still be reading my messages.

You can still view a sampling on my work here:

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 19, 2018

Hello! Just taking a much needed break. I'll be back in the new year. If you have any inquiries, I'll still be reading my messages.

You can still view a sampling on my work here:

Betsie Withey

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Betsie Withey


My Scarlet Pimpernel flowers are still ready to be shipped in time for Christmas delivery!These colorful one-of-a-kind flowers can be made into clips, bobby pins, and brooches and can be worn alone or clustered in groups for a statement.
A Venus Flytrap headband ready to go to its new home!
Isis moth brooch surrounded by embroidered oak leaves. The oak leaves will soon be made into headbands and brooches.
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The Faerie Market is an emporium of enchanted wearable art, created by textile artist Betsie Withey.

I've always been inspired by nature, folklore, color, and obsessively detail-oriented work.

With a background in painting, I started learning how to sew late in college after my Oma gave me her old Singer sewing machine. I took to sewing at once. I found I could harness my love of color in all the rich fabrics available! I started sewing leaves, flowers, and all manner of other natural wonders. I love to make costumes, wearable sculptures, and small pieces of wearable art.

I specialize in a technique of embroidery called free motion embroidery. It is like drawing free hand with the sewing machine. Everything is individually made, and every stitch is hand guided by me. In addition, I also incorporate hand embroidery, bead-work, knitting, and crochet into my work.

I love making lovely objects of wearable art that make people feel beautiful and special.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 24, 2013
I love creating vivid, imaginative fiber works to wear, admire, and that create a sense of wonder. With all my wearable pieces, it's my desire to create both a feeling of enchantment and a little island of color that the wearer can take into her everyday life.

I pride myself on my original designs, quality materials- such as luxury wool & blended yarns and shimmery silk fabrics, top quality construction techniques, and great customer service.

All creations you see here are my designs and are made by my hands alone. The embroidered leaves and felted elements on my scarves are an extension of the larger, sculptural, costume-inspired work I create.

Enjoy looking & feel free to contact me!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Sorry, at this time I do not accept returns or exchanges, if any concerns arise I will deal with them on a case by case basis. I definitely want you to be 100% happy with your purchase- if you are not happy, please get in touch with me immediately after receiving your item so we can come a solution. I am a kind, accommodating person and I want you to buy with confidence and be completely satisfied once your item is in your hands.

For items lost in the mail- I will replace the missing item. You might have to go to the post office to declare your item "lost", but I will take care of the rest.

When buying, please read all item descriptions carefully, and peruse all photos of items thoroughly. All scarves are one-of-a-kind. The photo of a scarf you see in my shop is the photo of the very item for sale. Barrettes are made to order, but every attempt has been made to authentically present the item you purchase. The colors, textures, fabrics, and fibers of my work are displayed as clearly and honestly as possible. Please get in contact with me if you have any concerns!
I accept payments with Paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. If you have any questions or problems using any of these payment methods, please contact me.

Payment plans are available for some of my items, such as my leaf scarves and embroidered moths. If you are interested, just contact me.
My shipping policies vary depending on the item purchased. I happily ship my work internationally!

Scarves: I ship USPS using Priority Mail with insurance for U.S. destinations, and I use First Class Mail for all Canadian and international orders. I ship scarves in a box with tissue paper.

Hair accessories: I ship using USPS First Class Mail with insurance for U.S. orders, and First Class for all international orders. I ship items in a small shipping box with tissue paper.

Larger Fiber Art wearables/sculpture: I ship either by USPS Priority Mail with Insurance or by cargo shipping depending on the size of the item. I will convo you a completed shipping estimate if you are interested in buying one of my larger items.

I will ship items out generally within a week of your payment clearing. As your satisfaction is my aim, I will be in contact with you regarding the status of all transactions, the confirmation of your correct shipping address, and when I ship items out.

All items will be carefully and beautifully wrapped in tissue paper, with my contact information and any care/cleaning instructions included.

If there are any discrepancies with the shipping address between your Etsy and Paypal accounts, I will contact you about it. If you intend your purchase to be a gift and want me to send it to another address, please provide me with the correct info.

Because the postal service is an imperfect entity:
I want you to shop with confidence knowing that your purchases are protected. If your item goes missing during delivery please get in contact with me- I will do everything to make sure that you are happy!

For International buyers- be aware that there is a chance that parcels might be held by your country's customs department for inspections, and that taxes & customs charges might be levied by your post office. As the buyer, be informed about you country's postal regulations as it is your responsibility to pay any additional taxes on your purchase. Please give ample time for international parcels to be delivered.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you need samples of any particular fabric or thread color for matching purposes, please contact me. Likewise, if you want a barrette in a different size than in the listing, I can do this. I can also send out sample paper maquettes of barrettes in a multitude of sizes if you want to see the scale of an item in person.

I am open to custom orders, simply contact me with any queries!

I appreciate any feedback as I am new here, and I would love to know what you think!