I’ve been talking about Fiona Duthie’s Surface Design Online Class for months. Ruth Lane first announced a class giveaway on February 19 on the Felt and Fiber Studio Forum. I entered, but didn’t win. However, I signed up immediately after learning I didn’t win because I was intrigued by what the class had to offer. The class was a big commitment for me — six weeks long and more than 21 different techniques to learn plus a final project.
Over the following few weeks, I found I wasn’t the only one from the Forum to sign up. Cathy (Luvswool) and a few other members also registered. Since Cathy and I live in the Chicago area, we started excitedly messaging about our preparations, supplies, resources and after the class started our plans and progress.
Part of the class agreement was not to share Fiona’s techniques because this is how she makes her living, but we are free to share our class work. So, today Cathy and I are sharing several of our favorite samples.
I had never taken an online course so this was a totally new experience for me. However, Cathy has taught online, but I think we both agree this was a unique experience.
Here are Cathy’s favorites:
Now a few of my favorite samples:
Since I’m always looking for functionality, I chose to use the spikes above as ring holders in case you’re wondering why there is jewelry hanging around.
These are just some of the wonderful techniques we learned during the class. It was a great experience doing the assignments then seeing the different interpretations of the techniques by other students on our weekly discussion site.
For more information on Fiona’s workshops check out her website http://www.fionaduthie.com/
Of course, I couldn’t complete the course without including a panda and bamboo in a sample (which are not felted, just the background.)
Thanks to Cathy for sharing her work today. Anyone else who is taking the class, please contact me if you’d like to share your samples or post them on the Felt and Fiber Studio Forum.
What new techniques have you learned lately?