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.

Browse through the projects and inspiration that have included surface design.

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....

Kim Ritter loves computers and quilts and has created her unique style of art quilting by combining the two. Kim's quilts are full of color, humor and a little something...

With an artist always inside waiting to be released, Lesley Riley's imagination collected and combined words and images until she set them free. From fiber to collage to painting to...