|Flowers in Felt and Stitch|
Creating Floral Artworks Using Fleece, Fibres and Threads
by Moy Mackay
Soft Cover, 128 pages, $39.50 ($35.91)
This inspiring book contains 4 step-by-step projects, along with vibrant galleries of Moy's work. The focus of the book is flowers in still life, in the landscape and as botanical portraits and it includes an in-depth techniques section showing how to create a range of different flower and leaf shapes.Packed with colour and style, this gorgeous and inspiring new book from Scottish artist Moy Mackay delves deep into the world of felt painting. The book includes an introduction to Moy's use of colour and texture, as well as a useful section detailing what inspires her and how she forms these initial ideas into a composition. There are four easy-to-follow but inspiring step-by-step projects, along with extensive galleries of Moy's vibrant work. Unlike the broad range of her previous book, the focus here is flowers in still life, in the landscape and as botanical portraits and the book includes an in-depth techniques section on creating a range of different flower and leaf shapes, so that the reader can go on to produce their own unique masterpieces."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
Follow the step-by-step instructions to create four stunning projects and be inspired by galleries of Moy's vibrant, colourful workThe theme is flowers: in the landscape, in still life, and as botanical portraitsThe book features an in depth section on creating different flower and leaf shapes so that you can use what you've learned to create stunning pieces of your own.
About the Author:
Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1990 with a degree in Design specialising in printed textiles, Moy Mackay has gone on to develop an innovative felting style. Using merino fleece fibres in the same way that a painter uses brushstrokes, she then embellishes them with machine and hand embroidery. She has exhibited her work at numerous venues throughout the UK and also in the US, and she has built up a steadily increasing fan base. Moy works from her studio in the Tweed Valley as well as running The Moy Mackay Gallery in Peebles. Since her first bestselling book Art in Felt and Stitch was published in April 2012, followed by Flowers in Felt and Stitch in 2014, Moy's work has gained worldwide exposure and she now teaches classes both at home and abroad. In 2013 she won Silver in the category of Textiles and Needlecraft, judged by Kaffe Fassett at the British Craft and Design Selected Awards. In 2016 Moy was a contestant on Sky Arts' Landscape Artist of the Year where she was shortlisted to the final three in her heat.
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