Art in Felt & Stitch

Moy with BookFelt & Stitch at Borders Textile TowerhouseYou are invited to join the celebrations for the launch of Art in Felt & Stitch at the Borders Textile Towerhouse on April 18 at 7pm.

In her book, Moy Mackay reveals how to create beautiful pictures using felt.  Characterised by her wonderful use of colour, Moy’s work is breathtaking and includes still-lifes, animals and landscapes.  She takes you through all stages of the process, including the materials and tools you need, the feltmaking process itself, and how to put together four fabulous felt painting.

The book launch marks the start of an exhibition in the Towerhouse of Moy’s work running from 18-25th April.  Felt pictures featured in Moy’s new book will be on display as well as a selection of new works and signed copies of the book.

Curator Shona Sinclair said: ‘I am delighted that Moy has chosen to launch her new book at the Textile Towerhouse. Her felt paintings are beautiful and the opportunity to meet the artist/author and find out how she does it will be fantastic.  This is the very first book launch that we have supported and everyone is welcome on the evening.

“As a centre for the promotion and support of Borders textiles we will continue to stock signed copies of the book after the exhibition is finished.”

Moy Mackay will be at the Textile Towerhouse on Wednesday 18th April from 7pm and will be signing copies of her book and explaining her techniques.

Born in Edinburgh she graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Design and lives and works as a full-time artist in the Scottish Borders, the main source of inspiration for her work.  Moy exhibits her work at galleries throughout the UK and in the USA.  She has recently opened her own art gallery in Peebles.

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