The Art of Moy Mackay (Hardcover)

An inspirational guide to painting with felted fibres & stitch

By Moy MacKay

Search Press, 9781782215516, 160pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 2018

List Price: 35.00*
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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.

About the Author

Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1990 with a BA (Hons) 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, then embellishing them with machine and hand embroidery. She has exhibited her work at numerous exhibitions throughout the UK and also in the US, and she has built up a steadily increasing fan base. Moy works from Wasps Artist's Studios in Selkirk as well as running The Moy Mackay Gallery in Peebles. Since her first book Art in Felt & Stitch was published in April 2012, 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 & Design Selected Awards.