Let me introduce myself, I’m Bonnie Bymers Statz, proprietor of Dancing Bear and creator of a small line of mittens and arm warmers, “Whoa Nelly’s” as I affectionately refer to them.

Each pair of mittens and arm warmers, is lovingly handcrafted from 100% wool sweaters; reclaimed, washed and felted, then cut up and transformed into a cozy, whimsical expression of your individuality.

Each piece is a creative original; no two are ever alike.

The name “Whoa Nelly” comes from my black and white tuxedo cat, Whoa Nelly. From atop the blue sewing box, or from under a pile of cut up wool, Nelly faithfully watches as I sew my treasures.