Meet Our Member Artists

Meet Ruth

When I discovered felting, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. The versatility of fiber allows me to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.

One technique that I especially enjoy is the ancient technique of felt making. Traditionally to make felt, raw or dyed wool was dampened with soapy water and agitated (usually by stomping or rolling) to “felt” the wool. I use this traditional method of wet felting as well as dry felting with needles, either by hand or machine. I then embellish the felt with free motion machine embroidery, hand stitching and other techniques to develop a unique design.

As I continue my journey into fiber art, I am enjoying seeing the world more clearly and closely. I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world, be it an “ordinary” piece of grass, a tiny bit of lichen or the gorgeous Montana landscapes. When you look at my work, I want you to be drawn into the layers and details of the rich, textural surface and to “feel” the joy of its creation.

featured work

notable honors & exhibits

Publications

Complete Photo Guide to Felting, Ruth Lane, Creative Publishing Intl, 2012

The Whitefish Fashion Collection, Nanci Williams, Ruth Lane, Deb Stika, The Purple Pomegranate, 2015

First Time Felting, Ruth Lane, Quarto Publishing Group, 2019

Exhibitions/Shows

Cyber Fyber Exhibition, Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, Columbia, SC

Salvaged Threads, Big Sky Quilt Retreat, Billings, MT

Salvaged Threads, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT

Solo Show, The Purple Pomegranate, Whitefish, MT

Uncommon Threads, Bigfork Art & Cultural Center, Bigfork, MT

Directions, Group Show, The Purple Pomegranate, Whitefish, MT

Student Exhibition, Gail Harker Creative Studies Center, La Conner, WA

Celebrating Joy, Bigfork Art & Cultural Center, Bigfork, MT

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Expanded listing on our new website including photo, artist’s bio,  featured work, and social media & web links.
Special consideration for sales through our shop, Art, etc..
Priority purchase on tickets for fundraisers & events

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