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The Art of Moy Mackay by Moy Mackay

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 01 November 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215516
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £19.99
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Description

The brand new, lavish book by bestselling author and renowned felt artist, Moy Mackay. From concentrating mainly on the felting techniques described in detail in her previous books (Art in Felt & Stitch and Flowers in Felt & Stitch), this latest title by the prolific and popular felt artist now shows you how to find inspiration for your own felt painting creations, helping you to develop your own original ideas. Delve into the catalogue of Moy's beautiful, colourful sketches books and photographs and learn about her own design process and influences, through which your own artistic abilities can be ignited and explored.  With each page Moy takes you through every step of her felted painting 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 paintings of varying subjects  all of which Moy has devised to give you the basic knowledge to eventually design your own felt creations. There is also guidance on stitching both by hand and machine 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, evoking the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Borders where she lives and works, providing further stimulation for your own gorgeous felt paintings. From inspiration and design to the finished vibrant picture, Moy’s third book explores the development from initial thoughts through to the essential embellishments that add life and character to her famous, beautiful felt paintings.  


Table of Contents

Introduction 6Materials & equipment 10Inspiration 22Developing ideas 36Colour 48Composition & perspective 58Texture & embellishment 62- Mark making 64Felting techniques 78- Choosing your colours 70- How to card? 71- Carding colour charts 74- Wet felting 76- Needle felting 85- Freehand or Free-motion embroidery 88- Hand stitching & embroidery 92- Finishing 94Projects- Landscape Loch Lomond 88- Animals Highland Cow 94- Still life Vase of Flowers 108- Architecture Doorway 122A final word 158Index 160


About Moy Mackay

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 & Stitch was published in April 2012, followed by Flowers in Felt & 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 & 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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Moy Mackay is a true master of her craft. Her generosity in sharing her skill, and encouraging others to tap into their creativity through this book/guide, is a testament to Moy's role as champion of this very distinct art form that she has made wholly her own. Moy Mackay can rest assured that she has shown the world that fibre and felting, in her hands, rightly deserve a place at the high table of art

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