Surface Design

Surface Design

Customize the surface of your fiber project with paint, stencils, stamps, dyes, roving, yarns and beads! Surface design is the process of manipulating the surface of fabric or paper with a variety of techniques and can involve creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking.

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Even though she does not have a lot of traditional art supplies nearby, Deb Taylor finds a way to create. Always taking inspiration from her environment, whether a remote Mexican...

Without formal art training - but with an innate need to create, Deborah Weir's fiber art career was sparked when she saw textiles displayed as fine art in the 1970s....

Combining the essence of the flora that surrounds her Virginia home with her Scandinavian esthetic, Lotta Helleberg uses botanical contact printing (AKA eco-printing) as a foundation for her fiber art....

Mary Vaneecke is a fiber artist with a passion for social issues and making a difference with her work. From small art quilts to curating a huge installation of 23,000...

ART CLOTH is cloth TRANSFORMED by adding or subtracting color, line, shape, texture, value, or fiber to CREATE a compelling surface. This is the Art Cloth Network's definition.  Art Cloth Network...

Make your own fabric designs by using a stamp on fabric with textile paints. You can use any type of stamp -- either purchased or one you make yourself. Here...

Bianca Spizzirri designs block-printed fabric providing earth-friendly materials that inspire quilters, crafters and sewists to make their own creations. Using repurposed fabric and her original printing blocks, she transforms trash...

I love to embellish my pieces with stitching and beads. All of those threads and bead tubes, the needles and thimble jumble up on a tray. Cute little Blossom Bins...

To explore Cas Holmes' work, you have to engage with layers - layers of fabric, paper, paint, ephemera and stitch that bring the often overlooked to the front of mind....