The Felted Garden
Elizabeth discovered felting about 9 years ago just by chance when having coffee with a friend. It was her birthday and her mother sent her a present from Germany where she grew up. When she opened the package, her eyes flew opened. Her friend said that her face changed. She ran home and ‘Googled’ ‘felted scarves’ and ‘felt artists’ and went through every website there was but no one was doing patterning or dimensional flowers. And so it began….
With a background in design and fashion, she a serial crafter that would embrace anything done by hand. This lead her into a very successful career as a children’s clothing designer for many top firms in the US but at the time she saw this package, she was a stay at home mom looking for something creative to do (other than redecorating).
Using wool and water, she started to create roses and leaves that popped off the scarves. After drying 20 or more pieces all over my dining room, my husband asked what was I going to do with all of those scarves??? The Felted Garden was created.