Author Archives: ruthlane

Spring Online Classes

We have several online classes coming up this spring. Don’t miss out! You can sign up now. The fourth module of  Embellishing Felt with Surface Design – A Mixed Media Approach, Free Motion Machine Stitching on Felt is finally ready. The … Continue reading

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1st Quarter Challenge – Fauvism Interpretation

I was attracted to the Fauvism movement due to its simplicity and bright, saturated colors. But when it got down to creating a felt piece, I was a bit stuck. I decided I would use prefelt to keep the simplicity … Continue reading

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Tenth International Shibori Symposium

This is a guest post by Kim of Flextiles. She recently attended the Tenth International Shibori Symposium and I thought you all might to get a glimpse of what she did and saw there. There will be a second post … Continue reading

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Stitched Felt Landscape

I am a little late this morning in getting this posted. Sorry about that! I created a felt landscape last week. I used a variety of fiber from my stash. Many were little bits of leftovers so I’m not sure … Continue reading

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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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