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.
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’.
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.
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.
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!