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An orgy of surface design | Tien Chiu's Blog
While browsing through the other offerings at Quilt University, I came across a very intriguing class: the Mermaid Lagoon Jacket.  It's basically a tour through surface design techniques in the guise of creating a jacket with mermaids on it.  The class description says: Get out all of your silk ribbons, pearls, fancy threads, beads, batiks, and fish fetishes. Create your own Mermaid Lagoon Jacket! As you create this lovely jacket, Linda Schmidt will teach you reverse machine appliqué, couching, silk ribbon embroidery, beading, fabric painting, machine embroidery on dissolving substances, and how to create small people in fabric. Illustration shows close up of yoke. All aboard for Mermaid Lagoon! The supply list has other pictures and provides a tempting view into the tools and techniques we'll be using.  It is quite extensive, but I already have most of the items on the list.  I am tempted to make my own fabrics for this jacket.  With handweaving, low water immersion