About Surface Design

Surface design art uses elements of surface design, which could include dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, beading, felting, and papermaking or in some way manipulates or alters the surface of a textile. Textile is defined as any natural or artificial fiber or a non-textile element, such as metal, that takes on the properties of fiber or is used in combination with textiles. Work can be functional or non-functional, and can be for the wall, the body or as decoration.