Hello, My name is Beth Rippl and I am the Owner/Designer of Beth Louise Designs. I live in the Frozen Tundra of Wisconsin with my husband Carl. We have two grown children, Emily & Chaz, and a beautiful 4 year old granddaughter, Taleeya.  I have a fashion design background, love to sew and have been doing so since childhood.

I started my first craft business with my first company “My Crafts” in 1980.  Since then I have been hooked on all sorts of arts and crafts.  A few years ago I came across an old wool sweater that was so beautiful it was hard to give up, so I read about felting wool and items you can make out of felted wool.  I started with mittens!  I love to create mittens with all different colors, textures, and types of wool sweater combinations and am passionate about using re-purposed materials in all aspect of my projects.  The wool sweaters themselves come from a variety of sources.  Even the fleece lining of the mittens are made with recycled plastic. The buttons are mostly of vintage origin, such as a Grandmother’s button tin, resale or thrift shops, and an old glass button factory in another part of the world.  That was the start of “Beth Louise Designs”.

I have since expanded my product offerings, to include hats, scarves, pillows, and pins all made with felted wool.  In late 2012 I introduced a fingerless mitten design!  They were an instant hit with my friends and customers. 

Thank you for visiting my little paradise.  I hope you find something you like on my site.  Please feel free to leave me a comment or idea, I am interested in your thoughts.  If you would like something custom made from a sweater you have, send me an email and I will get back to you.

You can contact me at Beth@bethlouisedesigns.com.

I am in a couple of stores in the St. Louis area at this time and planning to grow into more.  You can find my products at the following locations:
Missouri Botanical Garden Gate Shop -  4344 Shaw Blvd.  St. Louis, MO
Down By the Station – 150 West Argonne Dr.  Kirkwood, MO
Sugar Creek Gardens – 1011 N. Woodlawn.  Kirkwood, MO

Beth