Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Hi Everyone! I would like to welcome you to The Story of the Traveling Pages blog. In the next several weeks, participating members will be introducing themselves and showing photos of their work. In January, we will begin our book page swap so keep your eyes peeled for some beautiful books. In the meantime, you can click on any of the links in the sidebar to see what our members are up to.

To introduce myself, I am Ruth Lane from Kalispell, Montana USA. I began my fiber art journey four years ago when I learned to make silk paper. I then discovered felting and various woolly goodies and have been addicted to fiber ever since. I like to create pieces that combine my love of felt with other techniques such as free motion machine embroidery, hand embroidery, collage, surface design and anything else I can think up! My pieces have loads of texture and my inspiration comes from the vast landscapes and wonderful natural surfaces of western Montana.


  1. Ruth how interesting. My roommate and BF in college was from Kallispell. Which reminds me I have not talked to her in a long time. Making these pages should be fun. Hoping I can keep up.
    Dreaming Quilts : ) Carmen

  2. Hi I am Carmen Hanson. I live near a small town (Atwater) in central MN. I have 2 grown sons and a husband who thinks I am crazy everytime I sign up for RR. I probably am and that is ok by me. I have to think about a theme for a couple of days. Hopefully something will come to mind. Dreaming Quilts :) Carmen

  3. Glad you've joined us Carmen. Do let me know when you've come up with a theme. It's a small world, isn't it? I am not originally from Montana but I love it here.

  4. Oh Ruth a girl after my own heart. I love making silk paper. its my favourite of all techniques and i often do talks and demostration plus the odd workshop now and again teaching others the joy of silk fusion. I also enjoy felting and espeically adding texture. Have you tried an Embellisher, you may call it a dry needle felting machine,not sure what the USA terms for it is but here is an Embellisher. Now that gives wonderful texture to fabrics and as i want to use my machine more i plan to make a couple of pages using this machine.

  5. Chris - I have a Janome needle felting machine and it does add wonderful texture, doesn't it? I did check out your Flicr photos and we do both have a similar feel to our work. I left you a couple of comments over there as well.


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