What is Surface Design?

One of the best definitions was written by the Surface Design Association who explains “Surface Design encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking.”

What is Batik?

Batik is a technique of applying layers of wax as a resist to the dyes. In between each dyebath, dyeing lightest to darkest color, wax is applied to preserve the previous color.

What is Silk Painting using Serta resist technique?

The serta resist technique is used to outline a design on the silk. The outline “resists” the paint. Special silk paints are applied to the silk to create your design.

What is Complex Double Dyeing?

The fabric is dyed in a dyebath, repeated twice.  In between color is discharged, or removed, to create various effects and color blends.

What is Shibori?

Shibori is the technique of wrapping fabric tightly around a pole with very fine string. Dye is then applied for the design. Fabric is cured for a day or two. The string is then removed and a beautiful design has been created.

What is Ice Dyeing?

            Ice Dyeing is applying dye either directly on the fabric and then cover it with ice. The melting ice disperses the dyes. Or cover the fabric with ice and put the dyes on top of the ice.

What is Traditional Marbling?

Traditional Marbling is a very old artform. Acrylic paints on placed on carrageenen (powdered seaweed) which has been mixed with water. Tools are used to create marbling patterns such as peacock, swirl, French curl, stone marble, Spanish wave, etc.

How can I learn these techniques?

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