Free Motion Stitch Class

I started working on my next online class, Free Motion Stitching on Felt. I looked through what I had for samples and started making a few more.

Circles

This is a sample that I had stenciled first with thickened dye and then free motion stitched.

Distortion of Circles

You can see that I didn’t use a stabilizer on this to show how stitching can really distort felt. If you’re interested in taking the class, just let me know and I’ll add you to the email list to notify when the class is ready to go.

Another Stencil

I’m still working on my next online class and one of the aspects of that class is making stencils. I decided to do a more complex stencil and cut it out with a heat tool. So I used my sketch of a pine cone and developed the stencil from that sketch.

sketchbook pine cone cropped

Here’s the original sketch. I was originally going to try to cut all the pine cone shapes but I decided it would be better with just the outside lines. It would look more like a sketch.

Pine Cone Stencil

The stencil is to the left and then two sketchbook pages that I printed are on the right. I didn’t take a lot of time printing these thus getting ink and paint under the stencil since I was in a hurry. But I think that the pine cone still looks like a pine cone and the “blobby” bits just add more dimension to the stencil. Haven’t tried printing on felt yet with this one, that’s the next step. Have a great weekend.

Shop Open and Monoprinting with Thickened Dye

I finally got my shop open over at The Felting and Fiber Studio. I have two PDF tutorials and my book for sale. I hope you’ll check it out. I will be putting more PDF tutorials on the page as I finish them. When you get to the page, if you click on the Buy Now button, another page will pop up with further information about the tutorials.

Monoprinting with Thickened Dye

I am also working on my next online class. The third part of the series of Surface Design on Felt. This class will be about playing with thickened dye on felt including making and using a variety of stencils, creating your own stamps and stamping on felt as well as other printing techniques. So I was busy making some samples today and starting the writing process. It always takes me a while but I hope to have the course ready by fall. The photo above is a “ghost” print on paper after I printed on a piece of wool. Have a great weekend!