Featured Artist - August 2012  Susan Brubaker Knapp

Mooresville, NC, USA
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Creating fiber art is my consuming passion. I am an artist who works in fabric and thread. I find great joy in creating works that draw people closer and invite them to savor color, texture and form. The art I create is my way of celebrating and documenting the deep mysteries of the world that are to be experienced only by close inspection of the miraculous details of nature.

While my core materials — cloth and thread — are those used in traditional quilting, I often employ substances such as fabric paints, inks and dyes, Tyvek, Angelina fibers, and water-soluble wax pastels, to transform the cloth. Nearly all of my work is realistic in style, and starts with original photographs of the subjects. I use two primary techniques – wholecloth painting, and fused applique – then heavily free-motion thread sketch the surface before quilting.


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 Heirloom Pumpkin I See the Moon  Up and Away 
Heirloom Pumpkin
15-1/2"w x 20-3/4"l, 2012

I See the Moon
24"w x 60"h, 2012

Up and Away
24"w x 24"h, 2011