Award-winning fiber artist and teacher Jaana Mattson’s needle-felted landscapes explore fresh territory—see how with this beautiful resource for beginners and practicing artists alike. Enjoy inspiration from 50 fascinating photos of the artist’s original works, together with five step-by-step tutorials for a satisfying introduction to basic landscapes. Mattson, who creates entirely dry-felted textiles with a simple handheld tool, shares her one-of-a-kind painterly, impressionistic approach to blending and layering techniques guided by color theory and an understanding of the fibers. Learn how wool works as a material, how to make the best use of tools as you work with the dry-felting-only techniques, and the color and composition basics you need for planning successful landscapes in wool. The projects include Vibrant Field, Thunderhead, Moon Shadow, Birch Lake, and Lone Oak.
About Jaana Mattson
Jaana Mattson is an award-winning artist and instructor specializing in wood and fiber works. She holds an MFA with a focus in fibers from the University of Washington Seattle and produced art jewelry and mixed-media sculpture before stumbling across the concept of needle felting. Grounded by a formal art education and driven by her love of landscape, she was inspired to create new techniques with a felting needle to best capture the subtlety and grandeur of the natural landscape. When not traveling the country to show her work or teach, Mattson creates in her studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. www.jaanamattson.com
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