Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Popular felting instructor and fibre artist, Moy Mackay, who taught at the felt :: feutre canada symposium last Fall 2018, is returning to teach this October at The Ecology Retreat Centre in Mono, Ontario from Monday the 30th of September to Thursday the 3rd of October, 2019. The price is $2,000 (CAD) or £1,280, and includes accommodation, meals, refreshments, workshops, and materials. A deposit of £350.00 is required.
The workshop is entitled Art in Felt & Stitch.
Over the four days, participants will work on some small sample pieces and a couple of larger pieces covering all processes of Art in Felt & Stitch from wet-felting and needle-felting, and then embellishing with free motion and hand-stitching.
The program is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those with experience.
The Ecology Retreat Centre is located in the beautiful Hockley Valley, with access to over 200 acres in a lovely rural forest setting, it’s the perfect setting for a retreat-style workshop for fibre artists. Plus it’s only a 45 minutes north of Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The centre offers accommodation for 2-3 students sharing each room. All meals and refreshments are provided by the centre.
Moy Mackay is a Scottish artist renowned for her pioneering ‘felted paintings’. She created her unique felted painting technique over twenty years ago when she set out to combine her love of textiles, colour and fibres in a more painterly way. Using merino fibres in the same way a painter uses brushstrokes, each vibrant vivid piece achieves a depth of warmth and texture paint cannot. By manipulating fibres in this way Moy successfully bridges the gap between craft and fine art, with her acclaimed works exhibited in galleries and private collections worldwide.
Following the success of her best-selling book ‘Art in Felt & Stitch’ followed by ‘Flowers in Felt & Stitch’ her unique art form has attracted international interest resulting in tutoring engagements around the world.
More of Moy’s work can be seen here: moymackaygallery.com