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.

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

Combining old textiles with computer technology, Hale Ekinci creates thought-provoking fiber art. Beginning with an old family photograph, Hale manipulates the image and transfers it to a repurposed household textile....

Asking "what if" inspires Terri Shinn to experiment with texture and color to achieve her vision of the world, often from a macro perspective. She gets close to her subjects...

Tatiana Sarasa's art connects her with the earth. That connection gives her so much satisfaction that she promotes the connection through her own work and by providing a collaborative workspace...

Bringing as much meticulous attention to her work as an artist as she brought to her technical career, Donna Lee Dowdney creates nature-inspired visual art with fabric and mixed media....

For a number of years, I have had the privilege of gathering with a talented group of fiber artists that studied with Lorraine Torrence. The "Off Grain Stitchers" continue to...

When quilting on fabric wasn't quite enough to achieve her artistic vision, Cathy Wiggins decided to try leather instead. That experiment launched her deep exploration of leather as a quilting...