From inspiration and design to the finished vibrant picture, learn to become the felt artist you’ve dreamed of becoming through this third book by bestselling author and renowned felt-maker, Moy Mackay.
The brand new, opulent book by bestselling author and renowned felt-maker, Moy Mackay. This book shows you how to find inspiration – and hone it – for your own felt painting creations, gradually helping you to develop personal and original ideas. For the first time, delve into the catalogue of Moy’s beautiful, colourful sketchbooks and photographs and learn about her own design process and influences, through which your own artistic abilities can be ignited and explored.
In addition, Moy takes you through every step of the felt-making process, including the materials and tools you need, the process itself (which is easier than you’d imagine), and how to put together four fabulous felt paintings of varying subjects – all of which Moy has devised to give you the basic knowledge for eventually designing your own felt creations. There is also guidance on stitching – 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 Moy’s work throughout the book, inspired by the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Borders where she lives and works, providing further inspiration for your own gorgeous felt paintings.