Upward Gaze
– Felt a Skyward View that Captures Depth and Perspective –

with Laura Ricks

About this Course

Skills Focus: Felting a perspective image 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 the illusion of depth and perspective looking up through the treetops and into the sky beyond.

Skills you will Learn:

  • How to felt an image using a reference photo
  • 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, leaves, and trees
  • How to create depth and perspective, creating the look of viewing the treetops from below
  • Choosing fibers that work well for the sky, leaves, tree trunks and branches
  • 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!
    * Laura shares her simple trick for guiding perspective and vanishing points in felting

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

Upward Gaze


Community Creations!

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Meet the Instructor:

Laura Ricks

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.

She is a co-owner of Artists’ Own Cooperative Artist Gallery. You can follow Laura on Instagram @EmeraldHillTextiles