Breakwater Beach
– Felt a beachscape with crashing waves & clouds –

with Laura Ricks

About this Course

Skills Focus: Needle Felting, Wet Felting
Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments
Difficulty Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Helpful Experience to Have: Intro to needle felting, basic wet felting
Course Length: This course is equivalent to a 1.5-day in person workshop

Create a beachscape with crashing waves, wet and dry sand, and awesome clouds.

Skills you will Learn:

  • How to use light needle felting prior to wet felting to avoid fiber shift
  • How to easily blend fiber colors by hand
  • How to create smooth and even color transitions in a sky
  • How to create depth in the sky with transitions and clouds
  • How to build clouds with body, shadow and highlights
  • Choosing fibers that work well for highlights, waves, clouds and water
  • How to easily and effectively wet felt with a palm washboard to prevent buckling and to gain control of the felting process.(*palm washboard is optional, but Laura’s preferred method for felting her pieces)
  • How to add detail and finishing touches after wet felting to sharpen lines and enhance details.
  • BONUS!
    * A look at variations in cloud structure and water colors

Included in this course

  • 24/7, 365 Instant access to the course streamed directly to your computer, tablet or phone
  • High quality video instruction divided into short, digestible lessons
  • Learn at your own pace and refer back to lessons at any time
  • Complete materials list with links to recommended supplies

Breakwater Beach


Community Creations!

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Meet the Instructor:

Laura Ricks