Thursday, April 21, 2022

“For Ukraine”

“For Ukraine” (2022)

Copyright Susan Brubaker Knapp. 21.75 x 17.25"

White fabric, acrylic textile paint, cotton thread, cotton batting, cotton backing fabric. Wholecloth painted and free-motion machine quilted. 

I started this piece as Russia started its brutal war on Ukraine. As a former journalist, I find that I am glued to the television coverage when something big is happening. As my stomach churned, I turned to painting a sunflower – a symbol of Ukraine – to help me focus and calm. 

For information about my wholecloth painting process, please see my blog post here:

I’ll be teaching this process May 5-10, 2023 at Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California. Students will work from their own photos and learn how to paint on fabric. Details here:

Here are some detail shots: