Welcome to the Felting and Fiber Studio!

Hello and welcome to the Felting and Fiber Studio. This site is the collaborative effort of four fiber artists from different corners of the world. My name is Ruth and I’m from the US, Ann is from Canada, Karen from Australia and Zed from the UK. We all enjoy felting and working with fiber. Our aim is to share our knowledge and love of felting with you and we’re eager to begin this new venture.

Nuno Felted Shawl by Ann

We have some very exciting plans for this site including studio challenges, tutorial based challenges with prizes, felting tips, and tutorials on a variety of fiber art topics. We love seeing what everyone else is up to in the felting world so we’ve started a Flickr group. You are more than welcome to join in and post photos of the various challenges that you take part in along with your other fiber art projects. Just click on the link and click on ‘Join This Group’.

A Mixed Media Piece in Progress by Karen

Please check out the various pages as we have lots of information about fiber and felting already available. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We may use your questions in our posts if the topic is one that is frequently asked.  There are a few tutorials already posted and we’ll be adding more as we go along, so please check back often. (To make it even easier, you can follow our blog by clicking on the follow button on the sidebar.) If you have a request for a specific tutorial, please let us know and we’ll do our best to organize one. We will be posting on a variety of topics including felting, book and product reviews, guest artist features, fiber samples, the business end of selling fiber art, sheep farming facts and what we’re up to in our own studios.

Wet Felted Book Cover by Zed

Once a quarter, the four of us will be challenging each other with a theme for the next three months. These studio challenges will hopefully push us out of our comfort zone a little and encourage us to try different approaches to our felting and fiber art. Throughout that quarter, we’ll be posting periodically about the studio challenge. Please feel free to join in and challenge yourself as well. Post all the photos from the studio challenges in to the Flickr group. Please make sure to label the photos with the name of the challenge.

Silk Scarf by Ruth

In the next few posts, we’ll be introducing ourselves and answering a few questions about our favorite techniques, tools and fibers. We’ll also be posting the current studio challenge soon. You are more than welcome to leave a comment and introduce yourself. We are only able to reply to comments if your email is attached. We have lots of other exciting plans for being more interactive but we’ll let you know about those as they become more developed. We hope you really enjoy our new site and finds lots of information and inspiration. Please don’t forget to join our Flickr group and Thank you so much for stopping by!

Ruth

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21 Responses to Welcome to the Felting and Fiber Studio!

  1. Pam Dugger says:

    Just wanted to say what a really great blog you have created. I will be following it devotedly.

    Pam

  2. Mattie says:

    Wow! Congrats to your new Blog. Looks very nice and can’t wait to see and read more!
    Keep on going!
    Mattie

  3. Karen says:

    Thankyou Mattie we are pretty excited by it so hope you enjoy :)

  4. kwinter12 says:

    Congratulations on your collaboration – looking forward to future posts!
    Kim

  5. What a fun idea!! I know that this will be a wonderful resource.
    Congratulations on your new endeavor!

  6. zedster66 says:

    Thanks a lot Kim and Heather :)

  7. what a good idea, i make a link on my blog…….
    bye from switzerland,
    monica / filz-t-raum.ch
    (sorry, my english is not good)

  8. I will definitely be following along, wonderful idea for a new blog.
    I have lots of felting supplies that I have been collecting, so now I need to start making things.

    Debbie

  9. How wonderfully exciting!! I have signed up to follow and look forward to seeing what comes next!! Lovely so far!!!!

  10. Karen says:

    Thankyou Debbie and Elizabeth for stopping by, we really appreciate that and we’ll see you in the challenges then ? xo

  11. Caroline says:

    Congratulations on your new site, its very exciting! I have subscribed and will be following eagerly. I love your work!

  12. Congratulations Ruth, Looks interesting and I know what a great job you do of anything you get involved in. I’ll be following the blog with interest. Good luck to the four of you.
    Maya

  13. Karen says:

    Thankyou Caroline and Maya, we appreciate you stopping by :)

  14. artbylizb says:

    What a great find!! Can’t wait for the first challenge. Well done gals.

  15. Michelle Osborn says:

    Hi…Just found your blog! I’m sooo excited to learn more. I was looking at Flickr for ideas (and help) and found the tutorial on steam dying. I tried the microwave 2 days ago and felt like I swished things around too much…wish I saw that first! I’ve only been felting for 6 months and I’m hooked…but constanted looking for more direction…thanks, I’ll be following faithfully. I clicked on recieving email posts too!

  16. ruthlane says:

    Michelle – I’m glad you found us. You are welcome to join our forum as well. Just click on the forum button in the sidebar. You have to sign in and be approved but then you can show your work, ask questions and join in with 40+ other like minded fiber enthusiasts.

  17. Jennifer Landau says:

    So exciting to see like-minded artists, the shared creative vision, and each of your unique work. Looking forward to learning, watching, and contributing to the forum.
    Jen

  18. Karen says:

    Thankyou Jen and ,look forward to seeing you in the forum :)

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