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AndrusGardens

Location

Towanda, PA, United States

Quick Blurb

Sue Andrus creates beautiful art with fabric, paint and thread; using flowers, gardens and her surroundings as inspiration.

Interests

Art Quilting, Fabric Painting and Dyeing, Sunprinting, Floral Photography, Gardening, Botanical Prints, Stitching and Embroidery, Bead Embellishing,

Skills and Techniques

Painting and sunprinting fabric, Nature photography, Printing photos to fabric, Free Motion quilting, Art Quilting, Floral Design

Find me online @:

http://www.andrusgardensquilts.c… http://www.andrusgardensquilts.a… http://www.andrusgardensquilts.c… http://www.andrusgardensdesigns.…

Get to Know

A degree in horticulture, and working in that industry have greatly influenced my art. Most of the fabrics I use in my original designs are hand painted and(or) sunprinted by me to achieve colors and textures that can not be found in stores. Sunprinting on fabric can give many surprising results- the paint never dries the same way twice (It really can be fun to watch paint dry), and my gardens supply me with the many flowers and leaves I use for the sunprints. My photos of flowers and more from gardens or in the wild, are now finding their way into my art after I print them onto fabric. The beauty of this earth we have been given to live in, with it's flowers, gardens and rock formations is the main inspiration for my fabrics and art.

I began writing and selling patterns for my gift items so that others can make them with their own fabrics and creative styles (find them in my AndrusGardensDesigns shop here on ArtFire or at Craftsy.com). I love sharing creative knowledge through my blog, teaching workshops and lecturing.

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    Â Studio table covered with book covers in progress.

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    Â The garden outside my front door on a foggy morning.... I use many leaves and flowers from here and from my other gardens for sunprinting and inspiration.

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    Part of my studio showing sewing machine, laptop and printer.

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    Â One of my mini composition book covers using a photo transfer of perennial Strawberry flowers on the front.