950 Lake Carillon Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Andrea Brokenshire (AMB Fiber Art and Design) is a national and international award winning fiber artist and instructor from Round Rock, Texas who specializes in contemporary art quilts which depict botanical imagery inspired by her photography. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Oregon State University in 1984. She combines her love of the natural world and fabric with her art. Andrea’s art quilts depict large scale flora appliquéd and then thread-painted onto a “confetti “ background of multiple fabrics reminiscent of the impressionistic era.
“I try to express the essence of a flower with fabric. The curve of a petal, the vibrancy of color and the diversity of flora to me is sexy... beautiful. For me, the creative process is a journey as essential as breathing. An expression of self”.
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Friday, July 13th, 2018
Snippet, Confetti Background
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Award winning artist, Andrea Brokenshire, shares her technique for this highly textured background. Come play with fabric. Learn from one of the best, be inspired and expand your creativity. No sewing involved. Creating a Confetti Background is a fun exercise in creativity. In this class we will create a highly textured background using layers of small pieces of fabrics fused onto a foundation which you can then can take home to permanently adhere the pieces with free motion quilting.
Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Intro to Unmarked Free Motion for Beginners
9:30am to 12:30pm
$45 + $8 Kit
Andrea has designed this workshop for the true beginner. Have fun and get comfortable moving fabric under the needle. Learn strategies for the best stitch quality including thread choices, needles, tension, thread delivery systems, and machine setup. Andrea introduces you to a minimum of 6 all over quilting designs so you can get started.
Skill for domestic and sit down machines.