Surface Design

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

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2015 Fabric Swap - July to December

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2015 Fabric Swap Jan-June

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Just Use It!

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Comment by Luann Fischer on August 2, 2015 at 7:28
Do let us know how much fun you've had. And perhaps you would like to join in on our swapping of fabrics. We have a lot of fun and it's so interesting to get packages from all around the world. Our current activity is 2015 Fabric Swap July to December. Just click on the link above this 'comment Wall' and you can join in the fun. Hope to hear more about your adventures
Comment by Diane on August 2, 2015 at 7:00


We're all ears and eyes - if you can share results that would be fun!  Enjoy FOQ - I went in 2012 to the vendors and the exhibits.  I usually do a lot of classes when I attend International Quilt Festival in Houston.  I have shared a bit about past ones here:


Comment by Marie brunton on August 2, 2015 at 3:51
can you tell somehting about what you do in the class. I have 2 friends who left New Zealand today to go to the festival and I am a little envious.
Comment by Shona Kelly on August 2, 2015 at 2:57

Off to a surface design class at the UK Festival of Quilts.  I can't wait!


Comment by Luann Fischer on August 1, 2015 at 4:45
I have no way of opting you out of a msg that was sent to the entire group of 'surface design'. That would be something you would need to do. I'm sorry that my offer to win some 'surface designed' cloth was upsetting to you. I'm an active member here and just wanted to share some of the abundance that seems to accumulate. I hope this message finds you well. May the creativity in your mind be abundant.
Luann Fischer
Comment by arlee barr on July 31, 2015 at 22:42

I just received an email from a member of this group, that was a mass mailer. Please DO NOT send me messages like this. *I* get to choose who is allowed to contact me, and this is not the way.

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


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