With my walking boots on I can loose myself in nature, back in the studio with a table full of merino wool, I can once again lose myself in nature

Myra creates fantasies in hand-made felt. Large scale landscapes are deftly created through the long and very physical process of making wet felt from merino wool. Subtle blended colours are conjured up from the seemingly simple combination of dyed fleece fibres until eventually a landscape is revealed. The landscapes may have been sketched or photographed or even be a fantasy drawing on memories, but when seen, so many people relate to them, recall favourite walks and vistas that they become real, like nature once again.

Myra also creates smaller, more accessible pieces, made in just the same way but in a miniature scale.

Contact Myra on myra@myrahutton.co.uk  &  07722316495

Large Wall Art

My signature medium and presentation

'Heather Croft' wet felt landscape presented as open canvas style

Size 80cm (w) x 90 cm (H)

This is my signature artwork style, large scale landscape fantasies in hand-made felt. I make these with the long and very 'hands-on' ancient physical process of making wet felt from merino wool. Subtle colour blends conjured from the simple combination of dyed fleece fibres until a single layered 'fleece' is made, this is soaped, rubbed and rolled and finally a glorious landscape is revealed. The inspiration landscapes may have been sketched or photographed or even  fantasy drawn from memory, but when face to face, people relate deeply with them; recalling favourite walks and vistas. Finished pieces can be either mounted and framed under glass, or - my favourite - presented 'open tapestry' style. When presented open they are free to breathe and gently react with the environment of your room, the loose fibres gently moving in the breeze and the shadows moving as the light in the room changes. This is a satisfying confluence of natural material, depiction of nature and interaction with the environment.

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Tuscan view with poppy fields. Open 'tapestry mounted'. 93cm (h) x 79cm (w).

Rich colours blended in Merino wool with complex textile embellishment, portraying a lush Tuscan inspired landscape. The bottom edge is left shaped from the felt-making process reinforcing the sense of the landscape. This is one of a series of images inspired by visits to central Italy to see her daughter who was at university there.

Woodland walk in springtime. Open 'tapestry mounted'. 80cm (h) x 60cm (w).

A colourful spring day, with bluebell carpet illuminated by sunshine punching through the trees. Created in rich colours blended from Merino wool with complex textile embellishment. This is mounted flat on board with all edges left shaped from the felt-making process reinforcing the sense of and endless landscape beyond the picture.

Heather Dale. Open 'tapestry mounted'. 85cm (h) x 65cm (w).

Executed with a realistic palette of rich colours blended from Merino wool with complex textile embellishment, this presents a rolling British Dales landscape familiar to many of us.  The bottom edge is left shaped from the felt-making process reinforcing the sense of an open and welcoming landscape. Based on sketches and photographs Myra takes on trips around the UK.

Smaller Wall Art

My signature medium in a compact format

Miniature landscape in wet felt framed

Frame size 20cm (w) x 20 cm (H)

Art piece size 10x10cm

I make small landscapes in my signature artwork style. The material used - merino wool felt, is made in the same way as for the large wall art, and the method of embellishment is the same. It's just that everything is in miniature. These pieces will typically be framed under glass in a frame around 20x20 or 30x30cms or presented ready to frame. Subtle blended colours conjured from the simple combination of dyed fleece fibres are created as my canvas, and I work this together to make a very striking and varied landscape view. A number of these together make a very nice display. I vary the sizes of the landscapes, but work in series, producing just a very small number at a time.

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Small hand-made and embellished felt landscape. Flat mounted on board and simply framed. Approx size 20 x 20 cm (framed).

Small and intricate landscapes in a variety of designs. Made using the same materials and techniques as for Myra's largest pieces.

 

Range of felt landscapes in a medium size 'open tapestry' format. approx size 48cm(h) x 30cm(w).

These are made in exactly the same materials and method as Myra's larger pieces - Merino wool hand-made felt with embellishments applied by hand. These pictures present pure concentrations of colour and form and each piece is individual and unique. They are presented in an open 'tapestry' style (wrapped around a 1cm thick canvas) with the bottom edge being the natural wavy edge of the felt making it seem as though the hills are coming down to greet you.

Myra always has a range of these pieces of artwork.

Art Objects

Textile art that's 'off the wall'

I make several ranges of textile art 'objects' in order to get my art 'off the wall' and onto the shelf. Much in the same way as you would place a sculpture or ceramic item.

The example shown here is a miniature landscape.. This is a  charming & detailed textile sculpture. Various designs available. Individually made in hand-made felt with embellishment of stitch and fabric, comes with a hand-carved driftwood style plinth. The felt has a lovely soft feel and an incredible richness of texture. Each one is individual and a little bit different. Sizes vary a little but are approximately 8x9 cms for the felt piece, when mounted on the included wood plinth they stand approx 11cm high.

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Cute and charming fabric brooch. A miniature work of art, individual and unique. Individually made in hand-made felt with embellishment of stitch and fabric. They have a lovely soft feel and a richness of texture. Each one is individual and a little bit different. Sizes vary but are approximately 5x5 cms. Quality lock pin fastening on back. These lovely items are hand-made from exactly the same kind of felt as used in Myra's larger wall art. You will never see another person with a brooch exactly the same as yours.

Myra's textile art 'Summer Meadows' designs are available as high quality giclee prints on Somerset paper. Ready for framing, this is a great way to have these delightful images on your wall. The designs were created especially for Myra's range of 'Summer Meadows' greeting cards and she is delighted to make them available in this additional format.

Some images are also available as embellished printed canvas, each of which is unique due to the hand embellishment on it.

Sizes approx 23x23 cm and 45x23cm

Charming & detailed fabric figurine 'sculpture'. A complete work of art, individual and unique. The design goes all the way around 360 degrees! Individually made in hand-made felt with embellishment of stitch and fabric. The felt has a lovely soft feel and an incredible richness of texture. Each one is individual and a little bit different. Sizes vary a little but are approximately 12 to 20cms high. These lovely items are hand-made by Myra and are from exactly the same kind of felt as used in Myra's larger wall art.

Nano landscape on plinth

Charming & detailed fabric sculpture. A miniature work of art, individual and unique. Various designs available. Individually made in hand-made felt with embellishment of stitch and fabric, comes with a hand-carved driftwood style plinth. The felt has a lovely soft feel and an incredible richness of texture. Each one is individual and a little bit different. Sizes vary a little but are approximately 8x9 cms for the felt piece, when mounted on the included wood plinth they stand approx 11cm high. These lovely items are hand-made by Myra and are from exactly the same kind of felt as made for her larger wall art.

Note all plinths are individually carved and the picture shows a typical example.