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Mark Making on Felt – Online Class Registration Opens

Mark Making on Felt – Online Class Registration Opens

Would you like to learn new methods of “mark making” on your felt? Are you looking for ways to create work that is uniquely your own? Are you wondering about surface design on felt? If you are looking for a new learning experience, please join me. Registration opens today for my online classes! The classes are listed below with a link to each class page.  You don’t need to be present at any certain time to participate in a class and you will receive PDF’s to keep with all the relevant information learned in the class.

Screen Printed Felt Journals by Ruth Lane

All four modules of my class, EMBELLISHING FELT WITH SURFACE DESIGN TECHNIQUES – A MIXED MEDIA APPROACH, will begin on June 23 and end on July 28. Registration opens today for these online classes. Click on the class link below to register for that particular class.

Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination

Experimental Screen Printing on Felt

Free Motion Machine Stitching on Felt

Printing, Stenciling, and Playing with Thickened Dye on Felt

Click on any of the links above to find out more about the class and to register and join in the fun.

Our Wet Felting for Beginners class is always available. You can start any time and follow along at your own pace. Register here.


2nd Quarter Challenge and Last Chance to Sign up for Next Online Class

2nd Quarter Challenge and Last Chance to Sign up for Next Online Class

I seem to be a little stuck on landscapes lately. When I first read Ann’s 2nd Quarter Challenge I immediately thought I could do a stitched strip landscape. I have seen these in a variety of formats either with fabric or paper. So I decided I wanted to do one with felt scraps. I have lots of strips of felt that were cut off the edges of things and most I can’t even remember what half of the projects were to begin with.

Scrap Challenge Scraps

I got out all my scraps and sorted them into color piles. Some of these scraps were screen printing scraps and others from a variety of projects. The table these are laying on is 6 feet long to give you an idea of how many scraps I have.

Scrap Challenge Backing

I cut a piece of thin interfacing for a background. Some of my felt scraps were pretty thick so I didn’t want anything thick for the background as it wouldn’t fit under the sewing machine easily. Luckily, I cut this larger than 5″ x 7″ because it worked out that the landscape will fit in a 5″ x 7″ matt which is a standard size here in the US. I then started auditioning different scraps to make a landscape.

Scrap Challenge Layout

This is the layout that I came up with. The bottom brownish green felt is really thick and I was a bit worried it wouldn’t work but decided to just try it anyways. The sky and the felt right under the mountains were screen printed scraps.

Scrap Challenge Stitching Middle Layer

I started by stitching the screen printed scraps that were towards the middle of the landscape. I didn’t tack anything down but just stuck it under the sewing machine and free motion stitched the pieces down. I cut off the ends hanging over each edge as I went along.

Scrap Challenge Top Half Stitched

Here it is after stitching down the sky and then the mountains. I didn’t try to add much detail with the stitching, I really stitched just enough to hold the pieces down.

Scrap Challenge Adding Foreground

On the orange piece closer to the foreground, I did add a little bit of stitched detail representing grasses.

Scrap Challenge Finished Machine Stitching

Here’s what it looked like after I finished the machine stitching. I put it under a matt to cover the rough edges. It seemed like it needed a bit more in the foreground.

Scrap Challenge - Add Hand Stitching?

Here in Montana in the spring, we have a plant called Beargrass. I decided to add a stalk of Beargrass to the foreground. This shows the cut up pieces of white felt being auditioned.

Scrap Challenge Complete

I hand stitched a stem and leaves and then stitched each small piece of white felt down by hand with white thread. And this is the finished landscape. The pile of scraps I started with hasn’t shrunk in the least so I’m sure I could make another 8-10 landscapes with the rest of the scraps and still have some to spare. I do have some other unfinished projects that I might also work on with this challenge. Maybe I can do one for each month of the challenge. I will post my results if I do more.

Module 1 of Embellishing Felt with Surface Design Techniques - A Mixed Media Approach, Online Course by Ruth Lane

Don’t forget that today is the last day to sign up for my online class Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination that begins on Friday, April 29th. You can sign up here.  It’s going to be a fun class so I hope you’ll join me.


Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination Online Class Begins April 29th

Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination Online Class Begins April 29th

I am offering my online class Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination beginning April 29th.

Module 1 of Embellishing Felt with Surface Design Techniques - A Mixed Media Approach, Online Course by Ruth Lane

The class is 4 weeks plus an extra two weeks of instructor support. You can sign up for the class and see all the pertinent information here.  The fee for the class is $45 which includes weekly PDF’s and videos.

Stitching on Nuno Felt

You can use stencils or silk screens to make paper fabric laminated pieces to be added into felting with the nuno felting process. I like to add stitching to my finished pieces. The piece above has had machine stitching added.

hand stitched cracked paint nuno web

This is one of the samples that I made in the class videos. I cut it into pieces and added hand stitching to this piece.

Nuno Felted Paper Fabric Lamination Post Card

This is a Christmas post card that I made using this technique and sent off in our annual Christmas exchange on the forum a couple of years ago. If you’d like to learn this technique, sign up for the class now.


For those of you just joining us, don’t forget that the Wet Felting for Beginners course is available at any time. Just sign up and you’ll get unlimited access to this course.




Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination Class

Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination Class

Our next online class offering is the first module of a series of classes I will be presenting over the next year called Embellishing Felt with Surface Design Techniques – A Mixed Media Approach. The first module is learning how to do paper fabric lamination and then nuno felting with the result. The course will begin on May 15, 2015 and lasts 4 weeks with 2 additional weeks on the forum after the class. I have made a short video to tell you about the class.

You can find more information about the course and register here. This is a really fun technique and is a great way to personalize your work in your own style. If you are a wool purist, this course might not be for you but if you like to try new techniques, develop your own style and add other mixed media to your felt, I think you’ll enjoy the class.

Module 1 of Embellishing Felt with Surface Design Techniques - A Mixed Media Approach, Online Course by Ruth Lane

You can read a little more about the upcoming modules here. I do say in the video that the last module will include hand stitching. That is an error on my part, it will just be on machine stitching. I decided it wouldn’t be practical to try to include both machine and hand stitching in a 4 week course, there just wouldn’t be enough time. But if you are interested in a hand stitching course, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Register now for Nuno Felting with Paper Fabric Lamination online class. The class start date is May 15, 2015 and the cost is $45.00 US for the 4 week class. It will be taught in a forum format and is not “live” so information can be accessed at any time during the 4 week class + 2 extra forum weeks at the end. The course is in English but can be taken from anywhere in the world as long as you have computer access. If you have any questions, just ask in a comment on this post. Thanks!