Susan Brubaker Knapp

Sun, November 10 to Sat, November 16 2019
Start With A Photo: Paint, Fuse, & Thread Sketch with Susan Brubaker Knapp
Medium: Fiber
Level: All Levels
Location: Studio
Status: Open For Enrollment
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Learn how to recreate your original photos as pieces of fiber art in this five-day workshop with Susan Brubaker Knapp. You’ll learn two different techniques; wholecloth painting and fused raw-edge appliqué, for constructing two to four pieces based on your photographs. Finally, learn how to add detail with thread sketching.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • distill a photographic image into shapes for fused appliqué
  • create a pattern for fused appliqué
  • transfer a design to fabric for painting
  • paint on fabric, including mixing and blending colors
  • layer and fuse fabric pieces to build your piece
  • add detail with thread sketching

Note: This class will not cover portraits of people. You will be working from your own original photographs, and before class, you can consult with Susan about the photos you wish to use, to make sure they will work for this class (see supply list for details).

About Susan Brubaker Knapp

Susan Brubaker Knapp is a fiber artist, author and teacher who lives near Charlotte, NC. In 2014, she became the host of “Quilting Arts TV,” which is shown on more than 400 public television stations across the U.S. She loves traditional hand quilting and needle-turn appliqué, but embraces innovative machine techniques in her art quilts. Her work has won national as well as local awards, and has been exhibited at national and international venues. She loves teaching students how to find “the artist within.”

Susan is the author of Point, Click, Quilt! Turn Your Photos into Fabulous Fabric Art (C&T Publishing, 2011) and Appliqué Petal Party (C&T Publishing, 2009). Her work has been featured in several national magazines, and in the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Quilting Arts Calendars. She has produced four DVDs with Quilting Arts, “Master Machine Quilting: Free-Motion Stitching and Thread Sketching” (2009) and “Master Machine Stitching: Thread Sketching Beyond the Basics” (2010), “Dynamic Quilt Design: Paint Meets Stitch,” (2011) and “Fabulous Finishes: Seven Techniques for Binding, Facing, Framing & Hanging a Quilt”(2014). She is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts magazine.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $680.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,664.00-$1,832.00 + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information your options to enroll here.