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.

A paint flinger. Sherri Lipman McCauley's description of her process does more than hint at her improvisational style. Sherri's art cloth begins with plain white fabric that she transforms into...

Deborah Boschert combines fabric, paint and stitch to create art quilts with movement, color and texture. Her unique style comes from the freedom of a self-taught artist to test boundaries...

Try to keep up now, y'all! Lynn Krawczyk's artistic energy will make your head spin! With a fearless approach to a blank canvas, she is a fiber artist who works...

To achieve her artistic vision, Sharon Svec has adapted and reinvented processes that incorporate movement and layers into her work. A complicated pregnancy that restricted movement forced Sharon to take...

Inspired by nature and a passion for recycling, Rebecca Wachtman combines the luxury of silk with upcycled materials. The result is an imaginative approach that produces silk paintings, felted work,...

Angela Grasse has been on an artist's path her entire life, inspired by color and her collection of supplies in her studio. Never one for following a pattern, Angela used...

Artists across all mediums explore working in a series to refine a technique, explore a concept or expand on a design principle. The exploration may focus on a particular use...

With nature's inspiration all around her, JoAnn Manzone transforms natural plants, dyes and fibers into one-of-a-kind wearable art. Always a needleworker, she knew she had found her place in the...