Author Archives: ruthlane

New York Botanical Gardens

I was in New York City last week for vacation and thought I would share some photos of the New York Botanical Gardens. The gardens are inspiring even without further artwork but this summer they are displaying an outdoor Chihuly … Continue reading

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Registration Opens for Teri Berry’s Felted Concertina Hat Class on June 22

Teri Berry is offering a summer session of her popular hat class “Felted Concertina Hats” which will begin on July 20th. Registration will officially open on June 22nd. If you would like to be first in line for the class, … Continue reading

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The Big Ski Chair Affair Completed

We did it! We finished our chair for the fundraiser that I told you about previously here and here. Dennis and I delivered four different chairs to their business sponsor locations. There are six more to move but thankfully, I … Continue reading

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Early Celtic Art Challenge Project Part Three

The next part of my pileus hat project for the Celtic Art 2nd Quarter challenge was to add the prefelt design to the hat. Here I have just laid out the two layers of cut out prefelt to make sure … Continue reading

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Early Celtic Art Challenge Project Part Two

Last week I showed you the beginnings of my second quarter challenge project here. The next step was to make the pileus hat to the prefelt stage. This is the resist all set up and ready for wool. I added … Continue reading

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IFA Conference

This is a guest post by Anne H. (penguin), one of our forum members who recently attended the IFA Conference that was held near her home. Thanks for the post Anne! I’ve only been felting a couple of years, and … Continue reading

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Early Celtic Art Challenge Project Begun

I finally had a little time to begin working on a piece for the 2nd Quarter Challenge. Ann chose the Early Celtic art period and so I followed the links that she gave in her post. I didn’t realize there … Continue reading

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