A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ready to "Set It On Fire!"

I'm excited to be starting on this surface design adventure. I'm looking forward to the challenge of learning lots of new things and appreciate the opportunity to have virtual "play dates" with you all.
Hi all,

Just signed up. Had quite a time but finally got it right. I am excited to try all the new techniques along the way. Will need all the help I can get as I am computer challenged. LOL

Can' wait until January!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hi from Carol B in NH

I am excited and pleased that we will all be working and challenging each other.............fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saying Hello

Just stopping in to say hi to everyone who is going to join up and post to this blog. Can't wait, it will be fun--happy creating! Plus I've never done one of these group things and want to figure out how it all works.

--Laura in Thomasville, NC

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

And here we go!

The goal of the blog is to encourage mastery of techniques to expand our surface design skills.
Here is the format:

1.  Every month there will be a technique we will all try together and report our results.

2.  We'll take turns choosing the technique for the month.  If it is my month to choose then I will give as much direction as possible or tell you where the directions can be found.

3.  Participants may follow the directions given or, if they have their own preferred method of the technique, they may use it and explain their method.

4.  Participants will post 2-3 times per month showing their process. Posts don't have to be long and can be scheduled in advance.

5. Finished products are not required but would be nice occasionally to show what can be done with that gorgeous fabric just made.  Posts can also include failures, mistakes, and comments like "I will never do this

6.  Followers will be encouraged to try the techniques and send us links to their results. We'll post the links for everyone to see.

7.  Beginning date is projected to be Jan 2011.