Fiber arts take on a new level of creativity when you dream up your own fabric designs.

Artist Cheryl Rezendes shows how in her book, Fabric Surface Design.

Rezendes teaches a number of decorative techniques for fabric painting, stamping, printing, marbling and more. She offers guidance on fabric selection and on setting up a work area, along with instructions and photos of the methods she covers.

Profiles of fiber artists are sprinkled throughout the book, along with photos of their work to give you inspiration.

Fabric Surface Design comes from Storey Publishing and sells for $29.95 in paperback.

Mary Beth Breckenridge