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. Our children all go to school. 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!
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.
Find BossysFeltworks at the following upcoming market!
Inter-Island Creative Affair
Holiday food drive & juried craft fair, beautiful historic building, raffle prizes for food donations, artists from Orcas, San Juan & Lopez Islands.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you would like to upgrade your shipping, please convo us prior to purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
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
Yes to felting like crazy when we can!