Surface Design

  • Hot Summer Circles

    This summer  blouse combines several white fabrics into a festive top slightly shorter than the tunic length Carpe Diem.  The… 

  • Sizzling Crop Top

    Sizzling Crop Top

    Rae created this pintucked crop top from the Carpe Diem Dress & Tunic pattern.  It sizzles in magenta raw silk… 

  • Collaged and Painted Tunic

    Collaged and Painted Tunic

    Rae embellished this fun Carpe Diem Tunic with layers of collage, paint, and free-motion stitching.  Read more about her process… 

  • Painted Neoprene Jacket

    This neoprene jacket is a great piece for fall and spring weather because the scuba knit is warm and water… 

  • Fall Garden Knit Dress

    Rae created this fanciful painted knit dress for an article in Threads Magazine, Aug./Sept. 2019.  It’s made from our favorite… 

  • Boro for the Birds Tabula Rasa Jacket

    Boro for the Birds

    Admire Rae’s boro project, bringing together surface design techniques in a stunning quilted Tabula Rasa Jacket!  The birds were cut… 

  • Easy Spring Jacket

    Rae’s says it’s an easy spring jacket, but she adds lots of fun details that you can read about in… 

  • Paisley Surplice

    Another great Clever Crossing Surplice Variation on the Tabula Rasa Knit Tee.  This one uses two colors of solid rayon… 

  • Knit Scrolls and Flowers

    Read Rae’s blog post Knit Flower Fun to learn how to make this knit embellishment.  It’s a solid ivory rayon… 

  • Rain or Shine Variations for the Tabula Rasa Jacket by Fit for Art Patterns, Embroidered Wool Jacket

    Embroidered Wool Jacket

    Carrie purchased this soft boiled wool several years ago in one of her favorite colors at Treadle Yard Goods in…