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.

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...

After 35 years of creating, exhibiting, teaching and writing about textile art, Susan Brandeis is as enthusiastic as ever about creating her own visual language and helping others do the...

Growing up with artists as parents, Libby Williamson explored many ways of creating, and that is reflected in her fiber art today. With complex layers of fabric, paint, dye, print,...