Author Archives: ruthlane

Composition and Design – Focal Point

  We’ve made it through all of the elements of design and today we start with the first principle of design, the focal point. How do you get someone’s attention with your work? Without an audience’s attention, any message or … Continue reading

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Surface Design Techniques on Felt

I have been experimenting with a variety of surface design techniques on felt for a long while. I have developed a series of online classes about these techniques. There is a screen printing on felt class running now and I … Continue reading

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2017 Quarterly Challenges

Happy New Year to everyone and we hope that you have a very creative year in 2017. We like to give you a little creative challenge every quarter and this coming year, we will be emphasizing various art periods. Each … Continue reading

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Year End Round Up 2016

Each year as the days get shorter, the temperature gets lower and it starts snowing, I get this feeling of disbelief. Where did the time go? Doesn’t it seem that we just started a new year? Now it’s almost 2017. Hard … Continue reading

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Another 4th Quarter Challenge Piece

I showed you a while ago where I had made some felt for the 4th Quarter challenge with cut offs from machine threads that I had saved. You can see it here. I decided to use the larger piece for … Continue reading

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Upcoming Online Courses

It’s hard to believe but we are coming to the end of 2016. I hope you all had a great year. We had a great bunch of online classes this year and we have a tentative schedule for 2017. The … Continue reading

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Free Motion Stitched Felt Leaf Cards

I wrote a post about these felt leaves on my Permutations in Fiber blog and asked for ideas for what people would do with them. I got loads of good ideas but I decided the easiest one for me to … Continue reading

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