Synopses & Reviews
In this visually stunning book, Moy Mackay reveals how to create beautiful pictures using felt instead of paint. Every part of the process is covered, including the materials and tools needed, the felt-making process itself, and how to put together four fabulous felt painting projects. There is guidance on stitching, including both hand and machine stitching, as well as an emphasis on how to use color and introduce texture in the form of different fibers and threads. Numerous examples of Moys vibrant work appear through the book to serve as inspiration.
"This is a terrific book. I loved all of it from the pictorial instruction to the illustrations of completed work. Includes general detailed instructions on how to wet felt so that once you understand the technique, you can create your own felt pictures inspired by Moy's work." —www.YarnsAndFabrics.co.uk
"This is a book which will inspire, delight and instruct and may lead the reader on to experiments of their own or you can just enjoy it for its wonderful images." —Felt Matters (June 2012)
"The four projects and numerous examples of Moy's work complete this visual feast, which cannot fail to inspire and excite painters and textile artists alike." —Fabrications (June 2012)
"There are four projects, which take you through the processes used to create a patchwork landscape, birds, flowers and a still-life (teacup and cakes). If this book doesn't persuade you to explore the creativity of felting, nothing will." —Stitch (June 2012)
In this visually stunning book, Moy Mackay reveals how you too can create beautiful pictures using felt. Characterised by her wonderful use of colour, Moys work is breathtaking and includes still-lifes, animals and landscapes inspired by the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Borders where she lives and works. Moy takes you through every step of the process, including the materials and tools you need, the feltmaking process itself (which is easier than youd imagine), and how to put together four fabulous felt paintings of your own. There is guidance on stitching, including both hand- and machine-stitching, as well as how to use colour and introduce texture in the form of different fibres and threads. There are numerous examples of Moys work through the book, and by the end you will not fail to be inspired to create gorgeous felt paintings of your own.
"Moy's passionate use of colour and the deep texture created by felting are what draw me to her work. I also like the way that she concentrates on her surroundings for her subject matter her work is very free."-Kaffe Fassett
A vibrant introduction to producing colourful pictures in felt.
About the Author
Moy Mackay is an artist whose works are created by replacing paint as a medium with merino, and combining traditional felting techniques with a fine art application. She exhibits her work at galleries throughout the UK and the United States.