Author Archives: ruthlane

A Peek Inside My Sketchbook

I have been traveling for the last couple of weeks so I haven’t had much time to do any fiber activities. But I always take my sketchbook and can fill the waiting time with sketching. Here’s a little peek. This … Continue reading

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Third Quarter Challenge – Monet

When I started researching Monet for the challenge, I had already decided I didn’t really want to do anything with flowers. I had never seen his Parliament paintings but he did quite a few different ones in a variety of … Continue reading

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Cover It Up!

This is a guest post by Frances T. Frances is a member of the forum and wanted to share her method of felting a vessel to cover potted plants. Since I love gardening and floral design I have been thinking … Continue reading

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Completed Wensleydale Lamp Shade

I finished the lamp shade this week. The process of putting the shade base together wasn’t to difficult. The directions wanted me to sew the fabric together, add a piece of Velcro and then cover the entire shade at once. … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Four

I had hoped to have a completed lampshade to show you today. But the frame is still in pieces and I haven’t figured out exactly how the cobweb felt is going on to the frame. But I do have four … Continue reading

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Wensleydale Cobweb Felt

I found two of these lampshade kits at the local thrift store about a year ago (or maybe longer). I thought it would work well with cobweb felt so since they were only $7.00 each I bought them. Then they … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show

Today we have a guest post from Felicity of flicstarstudios who is a keen fibre crafter from Melbourne, Australia. Last weekend I went to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show  which is held in Bendigo, Victoria every year. It is a … Continue reading

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