Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rusting fabric # 2

After 24 hours the iron oxide from the rusty nails
is working its magic on the wet fabric, top L. Another 24 hours sees a darkening & further spread of the colour. When I'm happy with the colour & patterning, I remove the fabric wearing gloves & rinse it in half a cup of salt dissolved in 5 litres of warm water. I then rinse in fresh water several times & finally wash in the machine. The last photo shows a double layering of fabric as the objects can be placed under the fabric or on top.
Kimberly Baxter Packwood has great advice on her site for rusting & natural dye use.

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