Episode 1712: Beautiful Backgrounds

Episode 1712 Description and Preview

Join host Susan Brubaker Knapp and guests for this episode, Beautiful Backgrounds. Andrea Brokenshire uses fabric confetti to create lush backgrounds that look complicated but are fun to create. Also in this episode, Susan Purney Mark screen prints color block fabric designs using thickened dye. The resulting fabric is soft, supple, and complex in design. And Susan Edmonson creates free-motion embroidery which she uses as three-dimensional embellishments that add charm and personality to her designs.

Projects Featured in this Episode: 

1712-1_Brokenshire_confetti background

Art quilter Andrea M. Brokenshire cuts small bits of batik fabric to create backgrounds alive with texture and movement.

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1712-2_Purney Mark_color blocking

Artist Susan Purney Mark uses thickened dyes and silk screens to create complex blocks of color on one piece of fabric.

Instructions are available for purchase in our online store. Click here

1712-3_Edmonson_three-dimensional nests

Quilt artist Susan L. Edmonson creates three-dimensional nests and other embellishments with thread for delicately beautiful additions to art quilts and crazy quilt blocks.

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