I always have the most clever students in my workshops and often feel I learn as much from them as they do from me. I teach an Introduction to Surface Design class at JC Campbell. Students are exposed to simple and fun ways to change the surface of their fabric - lots of techniques and samples are created.
One of my very creative students - Winki, fell in love with the paints we were using on fabric. Up to that point she was rusting her scarves and using natural dyes from berries and other plant material - they were gorgeous. One of the things she tried which tickled me to no end, was to soak a ribbon or heavy cotton roping in paint. The next step was to wet the scarf and crinkle it up.