– Felting a Vibrant Reflecting Landscape –
with Laura Ricks
Getting Started: Info & Resources
Needle Felting the Background
Needle Felting the Foreground
Certificate of Completion
About this Course
Skills Focus: Felting a landscape using both needle felting and wet felting techniques. Simple mounting for a ready to hang display.
Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments
Difficulty Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Helpful Experience to Have: Intro to 2D needle felting, basic wet felting
Course Length: This course is equivalent to a 1.5-day in person workshop
Create a lush landscape of a forest and redbuds reflecting on the water.
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 to quickly and efficiently create smooth and even color transitions in a sky, and how this helps create depth in a piece
- How to use simple blends that evoke the natural colors and patterns of trees, flowers, and foliage
- How to use perspective to enhance the realism of your piece
- How to create the look of fluid movement and reflection upon the water
- Tips on making your composition more visually pleasing and where to place focal points
- 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 touch up the piece after wet felting to sharpen lines and enhance details
* Added tips for simple and clean mounting for a ready to hang display.
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
Meet the Instructor:
Laura Ricks is from Lafayette, Indiana. She has been working with felting and fiber arts since 2017.
She particularly enjoys creating felted landscapes, which feature spectacular skies and clouds, beautiful natural scenery, and picture-perfect depth and perspective. She often draws inspiration from her rural Indiana surroundings and her travels, with the ability to turn photos into felted masterpieces.