Author Archives: ruthlane

Stitching Fossils Piece

The last time I posted, I showed you my piece that I started for the 4th Quarter Challenge that included twists, tubes and hand spun yarn. Here’s what it looked like after felting. I started hand stitching and used some … Continue reading

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4th Quarter Challenge – Twists

When Zed announced the 4th quarter challenge, I immediately thought of a bit of wool yarn that I spun by hand with a drop spindle ages ago. It has been sitting in my studio for years now and I have … Continue reading

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Annual Art Retreat

My local art group had our annual art retreat the first weekend of September. We were lucky and had gorgeous weather and no smoke from any forest fires. We get together on Friday afternoon and stay through Sunday mid afternoon. … Continue reading

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Liberty Bodice

This is a guest post by one of our forum members Antje Ream.  Many women of a certain age will remember ‘Liberty Bodices’. These were the vests of the day. At the age of 7 or 8 I was not … Continue reading

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Final Surface Design on Felt Online Classes for 2018

Believe it or not, 2018 is coming to a close and the last of my online classes for 2018 begins on October 5, 2018. There are four different modules that are all about experimentation with mixed media techniques creating surface … Continue reading

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Directions Exhibition

My art group hung our new exhibition which opens tonight at The Purple Pomegranate in Whitefish, MT USA at 6:00 pm mountain time. If you are in the area, you are cordially invited to the opening or come any time … Continue reading

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Beneath the Surface Challenge

I posted about creating a sample for the 3rd Quarter Challenge in July. I decided to add some free motion machine stitching. Once I got into the studio, I found a piece that I thought would work well in combination … Continue reading

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