When I think of fabric painting, Mickey Lawler's Skydyes and the wholecloth quilts of Hollis Chatelain and Judy Coates Perez come to mind.
Sometimes an idea for surface design is so simple, you wonder why you never thought of it before. That's how I felt when I first saw Rose Hughes' tutorial on using crayons—the kind kids use, nothing fancy-as a resist method with fabric paint.
While looking through past issues of Quilting Arts Magazine and past episodes of "Quilting Arts TV" for ideas, one easy method of surface design caught my eye.
Batik is one of the oldest methods of dyeing fabrics for surface design. Using hot liquid wax as a resist for dye, batik yields beautiful patterns and rich colors.
It's a new year: have you made any fiber art-related resolutions?One of mine goals for 2012 is to complete—or repurpose—at least one UFO (unfinished object) in my stash, and I'll bet that might be on your list, too.