Surface Design

For everyone interested in altering the surface of cloth: screen printing, monoprinting, painting, computer generated images and more.

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Just Use It!

Started by Diane. Last reply by Marie brunton on Monday. 82 Replies

2015 Fabric Swap - July to December

Started by Diane. Last reply by Luann Fischer on Sunday. 37 Replies

2015 Fabric Swap Jan-June

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Comment by Diane on February 5, 2015 at 10:45 (for paper)

(Second link has good directions but says alum is needed to make paint stay on fabric.  It seems wrong to me.  I would be hard pressed to get paint off fabric once it's dried.)

Comment by Jo-Anne on February 5, 2015 at 1:36

I didn't use alum, just heat set

Comment by Luann Fischer on February 4, 2015 at 19:42
Has anyone done marbling on fabric, not using shaving cream? My question is, is alum essential to the process? When I did it with shaving cream I did not presoak my fabric in alum. I use fabric paints, and when I use them In any other process, i haven't used alum. So, I'm wondering if it's just something that has always been on the list, but it isn't needed if you're using currently available fabric paints. I know they would need to be heat set when dry, but that's the most I've done.
Any info is appreciated
Comment by Jo-Anne on February 3, 2015 at 2:01

Love your colour combos Barbara

Comment by Luann Fischer on February 2, 2015 at 9:33
Your piece is quite nice. I really like the paisley and feathers together. We're you in Sharon's last studio workbook class? Your name looks familiar. As does your picture by your name.
Hope to connect with more of the people that are creating from their own inspirations,,
Chat back when you can
Luann Fischer
Comment by Barbara/Hopscotch on February 2, 2015 at 8:41

Just a little pic to show a cover I designed and stitched using a small watercolour and Zentangle I completed as a source :)

Comment by Luann Fischer on December 22, 2014 at 12:44
Your piece is gorgeous! What are the dimensions? Do you have a local group that you interact with? Perhaps you will join the swapping group for 2015?
Comment by Linda Unnur (Oscarson) Strong on December 22, 2014 at 11:36

on the surface of canvas

Comment by Shelly Recicar on December 16, 2014 at 18:22

I mailed US and AUstralian fabric today.  USA -- I have tracking numbers attached.  Hazel -- your lettter was $10 and part of the postal code was missing so repackaging and sending as single pieces.  You will be receiving 3 letters.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas -- my sister in law broke her a leg a little over a week ago -- leaving to stay with her indefinitely tomorrow.  May not hear from me until new year.  Her leg has an open wound still and she has to keep her leg immobile.  Not sure how long I will be gone.  Hugs, Shelly

Comment by Luann Fischer on November 25, 2014 at 13:31
Just put a post up in my blog about the fabric swap from 2014. Hope you enjoy.


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