Craft Show Zoom with Jennifer McBrien

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October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Craft Show Zoom with Jennifer McBrien

Jennifer McBrien
Studio Tour and Demonstration
Thursday, October 8, 6pm

AAM Craft Show artist Jennifer McBrien will review her creative process that starts with her original ink drawings to demonstrating how she freehand stitches on her long arm machine. She then assembles her individual embroidery work to make an original piece. Jennifer will give a tour of her studio in located in a historic mill and also teach a couple of her favorite stitches!

Jennifer McBrien is a thread illustrator, who uses hand and freehand machine embroidery to illustrate her thoughts of our natural and complicated world. Her process begins with ink drawings from observation and photographic resources. The rest relies on mind ramblings, juxtapositions and compositional techniques. In her prior life as a painter, she would always begins with a wall paper pattern that she would layer onto, to hide and reveal. Currently Toile, decorative fabrics, or canvas are her backdrops. She appliqué’s or directly stitches figures, birds and plants onto the fabrics to suggest collaboration of human life within the natural world.

McBrien is a Baltimore native who began her artistic career as a painter, exhibiting her work throughout the East Coast from the mid 80’s to mid 2000’s. As a painter, she received two Baltimore City Arts Grants and a Maryland State Individual Artist Award in painting in 2005. McBrien began her fiber direction about a decade ago, using felt appliqué and a freehand machine stitching method to create functional and decorative works that explore her love for birds and the midcentury aesthetic. She has displayed her fiber works in a number of craft shows throughout the east coast including the American Craft Council show in Baltimore. She has her studio in a historic mill building in the Hampden area of Baltimore where they use to produce cotton duck canvas which has become one of McBrien’s main materials she uses. Throughout her career, McBrien taught for 30 years in Baltimore County when she ran a high school art program for the last half of her teaching career. Now retired, she is a full time artist who travels for numerous craft shows throughout the eastern region of the US, participated in a number of art exhibits in Baltimore and is a member of the Charm City Craft Mafia.


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Craft Show Zoom Schedule
9/17 – Shana Kroiz – Jewelry
10/1 – Amanda Hagerman – Jewelry
10/8 – Jennifer McBrien – Fiber Decorative
10/15 – Ellen Cohen – Jewelry
10/17 – Lauren Boyle – Jewelry
10/18 – Jeff Pender – Ceramics


October 8, 2020


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Craft Show , demonstration , Fiber Arts , Zoom , Zoom Lecture