Art in Felt & Stitch

Creating Beautiful Works of Art Using Fleece, Fibres and Threads

Author: Moy Mackay

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844485635

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7496

"In this visually stunning book, Moy Mackay reveals how you too can create beautiful pictures using felt. Characterised by her wonderful use of colour, Moy's 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 you'd 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 Moy's work through the book, and by the end you will not fail to be inspired to create gorgeous felt paintings of your own." -- Publisher's description.
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Creating Felt Pictures

Author: Andrea Hunter

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847974686

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 5627

Feltmaking is a popular medium for craftsmen, but few have explored its potential as an art form. This new book demonstrates the exciting scope of pictorial feltmaking and explains how to create felt pictures with the depth and atmosphere usually associated with a graphite drawing or a watercolour painting. Written by a leading felt artist, it shows how to work freely with the wool as if it were paint or a piece of charcoal. Covers essential feltmaking skills for the beginner, as well as techniques and inspiration for the more experienced feltmaker, with advice on how drawing and painting skills, such as perspective composition and the use of colour, can be applied to felt pictures. Illustrated with stunning pictures of finished works, as well as practical demonstrations, it also includes a guide to the presentation and framing of work.
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Flowers in Felt & Stitch

Creating Floral Artworks Using Fleece, Fibres and Threads

Author: Moy Mackay

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781782210313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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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 4 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.
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Felting Fashion

Creative and inspirational techniques for feltmakers

Author: Lizzie Houghton

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944334

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 6784

Although there are several books on felt, this is the first one that concentrates on felt fashions – in the broadest sense – with felt techniques and patterns for construction. From simple corsages through hats and scarves to jackets and full-length coats, this is an essential book for those already working in felt or fashion who want to make more of felted textiles. The author takes you through the techniques of feltmaking but goes on to show you how to embellish and colour the felt – including using velvets and silks and ruching methods – and then construct garments and accessories from it. The book covers: 1. How to make basic felt 2. Embellishing felt 2. Corsages 3. Earrings and other jewellery 4. Scarves 5. Nuno felt techniques 6. Hat-making 7. Felt sleeveless top 8. Felt skirt 9. Felt jacket, including nuno felt jacket 10. Felt coat With clear instructions, construction patterns and stunning images of felted fashions from a range of felters, this is a great book on a subject growing in popularity.
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Feltique

Techniques and Projects for Wet Felting, Needle Felting, Fulling, and Working with Commercial Felt

Author: Nikola Davidson,Brookelynn Morris

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307406997

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9562

Feltique shows readers step-by-step how to master this versatile material. In one simple guide, they'll have everything at their fingertips to create charming projects using a variety of felting techniques: wet felting, needle felting, fulling and sewing commercial felt. Over 45 unique projects offer quick and simple designs for beginners as well as fun and challenging endeavours for experts. The techniques are perfect for creating everything from warm and fuzzy clothing to useful household items. For limitless inspiration in making all things felt and beautiful - from bauble earrings to baby rattles, hats to handbags - crafters need this definitive guide.
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The Complete Photo Guide to Felting

Author: Ruth Lane

Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l

ISBN: 158923698X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 8181

This richly illustrated how-to book is a comprehensive reference for various felting techniques, including needle felting, wet felting, and nuno felting. With these easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos, you’ll be able to explore these easy projects that provide fun opportunities for you to try the techniques. Galleries of unique felted designs and creations by renowned fabric artists act as beautiful examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself.
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Uniquely Felt

Dozens of Techniques from Fulling and Shaping to Nuno and Cobweb : Includes 46 Creative Projects

Author: Christine White

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580176736

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 311

View: 2944

Describes the concepts and theories of feltmaking, equipment needed, and the techniques of feltmaking, along with a variety of projects for such items as bags, shawls, curtains, and bath mats.
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Needle-Felting Magic

Easy Machine Techniques and Projects

Author: Margo Duke

Publisher: That Patchwork Place

ISBN: 9781564778123

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 2236

Turn needle felting into an adventure on your sewing machine! Combine wool fibers with silks, cottons, yarns and embellishments in five projects.
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Feltmaking and Wool Magic

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616739300

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Art of Moy Mackay

Felt, Stitch, Embellish

Author: Moy Mackay

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782215516

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6679

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.
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Simply Felt

Author: Margaret Docherty

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781931499705

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5480

The fundamentals of felting including choosing fibers and colors, making flat felt and boiling felt, and stitching felt are demonstrated in 20 beautiful projects in a range of contemporary colors in this beginner's guide. Projects include a cloche hat, a child's jacket, slippers, delicate scarves, square and inlayed throw pillows, and a long-lasting rug. Each project is presented with simple step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and alternative samples and suggestions that help felters to create their own designs. Felters can bring this highly handcrafted style into their wardrobes and home decor with these simple and beautiful pieces.
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Needle Felted Tapestries

Make Your Own Woolen Masterpieces

Author: Neysa Russo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081176477X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 9676

From simple mug rugs to Renaissance-style tapestry wall hangings, 16 charming projects lead fiber lovers on a journey to discover the art of needle felting. Felt artist Neysa Russo shares her years of experience with felt and felt design so that you can confidently create your own felted masterpiece.
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Creative Needle Felting

Wool Art with a Painterly Style

Author: Lyn Slade

Publisher: All American Crafts Publishing

ISBN: 9781936708116

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 5076

More than another needle felting craft book, Creative Needle Felting approached needle felting as an art form. The projects are lovely wall suitable for framing. The book covers all the basics of needle felting and offers creative techniques to inspire needle felters of all levels to create their own masterpieces.
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Felt to Stitch

Creative Felting for Textile Artists

Author: Sheila Smith

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849941495

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3093

In Felt to Stitch, acclaimed feltmaker Sheila Smith explores the possibilities of making and using handmade felt for stitch. Felt is an incredibly versatile medium that is easy to make and manipulate and provides the ideal base for surface embellishment. Handmade felt allows you a degree of control and creativity that ready-made fabrics cannot replicate. This book shows you how to make your own felt, select and dye your own colours, build unusual textures with felt fibres and further embellishment, and manipulate the felt to produce three- dimensional pieces. With sample projects that illustrate the main techniques, Felt to Stitch addresses the main elements of design in felt: Colour: blending commercially dyed fibres; dyeing processes for wool fibres; applying colour as surface design Line and shape: methods for creating clear outlines in felt; pre-felts for use on inlay, appliqué and mosaic. Texture: combining felt and fabric – Nuno felt; embellishing with other fibres. Form/three-dimensional felt: seamless hollow forms. Other techniques: multi-layered felts; low relief; and webs/grids. This is an essential book in the library of any textile artist.
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Felting - The Complete Guide

Author: Jane Davis

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896895904

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 1487

Complete with thirty-five projects of varying difficulty levels, as well as 150 color photos, this detailed guide provides helpful techniques for working with felt in all its forms, including needle felting and crocheted felting.
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Felt and Fibre Art

Author: Val Hughes

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844489923

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9890

"Tactile and sensuous felt is at the heart of Val Hughes' extraordinary textile artwork. Explore her stunning collections of wearable art, while she leads you through the history, landscapes and imagination that form her inspiration. Using just simple wet felting, nuno felting and needle felting techniques, you can learn to use your hands to make gorgeous three-dimensional wall hangings"--Page 4 of cover.
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Felt Fabric Designs

A Recipe Book for Textile Artists

Author: Sheila Smith

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940443

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9136

An inspirational design guide combines elaborately detailed illustrations and instructions for projects ranging from delicate garments to durable accessories, explaining how to use complementary prints, create shaped edges and add various embellishments. By the author of Felt to Stitch.
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Creative Felting

Author: Lizzie Houghton

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592249

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 111

View: 3103

Crafters are embracing felting as one of the most exciting and versatile techniques around--and textile artist Lizzie Houghton offers 30 stunning projects that truly stand out from the crowd. Her thorough, fully-illustrated tutorial in the basics will open the craft up to anyone: it includes everything from laying out the fabric and network felting to three-dimensional forms. Beginners then have the skills they need to create subtle variances in color; carry out bold, playful experiments; and work with traditional fibers as well as velvets, silks, and embroidery. The scarves, wraps, pillows, throws, and other felted designs all feature nature-inspired shades, from the fiery hues of chili and poppy and rust to the earthy tones of fern and moss.
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Wool Painting Tutorial Red Bullfinch

Author: Oksana Ball,Jay Ball

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537090771

Category:

Page: 26

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This comprehensive tutorial on how to create the wool painting "Red Bullfinch" includes: detailed step-by-step instructions of the full process; 62 full-color photographs of the methods used and the completed picture; many helpful tips from experts in this style of painting. You will learn how to: work the wool and fashion details using various techniques; layer the strands of wool and ensure a smooth transition between colors; mix wool to form new colors; create branches, berries, and the beautiful red bullfinch. The "Red Bullfinch" tutorial is considered medium difficulty, but additional instructions are provided for beginners. Overall creation time for the painting is around 4-6 hours.
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Little Felted Animals

Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques

Author: Marie-Noelle Horvath

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0553419153

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 3494

Aren’t these the cutest? • Sixteen meltingly adorable animals • All the favorites, including cats, dogs, birds, bunnies, more • Easy to make, great as gifts, toys, decorations All together now: Awwwww! In Little Felted Animals, author Marie-Nöelle Horvath shows how to make the cutest little miniature animals, using just a few simple tools and some wool roving. Birds, bears, cats, dogs, mice, a fox, a sheep, a seal, and a bunny—sixteen little bundles of fluff in all. Picture all those little eyes looking up at you as if to say, “Thank you for making me!” Then give these critters as gifts, use them as decorations, or arrange them on tabletops. Beautifully photographed in their natural habitats, these sweet dumplings will melt the heart of every crafter.
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