Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Rust dyeing

When I dyed my blue fabric the other day, the clamps started to rust slightly. Happily, there were no rust spots on my fabrics. But I thought I should have a try at rust dyeing... I wrapped some nails in a wet light orange fabric, put everything in a plastic bag and forgot about it for a few days, almost a week actually. This is the result.

I think it's interesting... Instead of collecting sea shells and driftwood, I am going to look for rusting objects on the beach this year. But then I'll need to wear rubber gloves while beachcombing... not sure DH will like this...

4 comments:

Pat said...

Your work is always inspiring and exciting......I'm a beachcomber too! Can hardly leave a thing behind. But rust dying? interesting and intriquing.

computerpeach said...

very interesting about the rust dying... would have never thought of it.. but it has a cool effect!

jackie said...

There is a lady on 'Rust-Tex' blog who specializes in this type of fabric colouring, you may like to have a look.

Penny said...

Am totally intrigued by the effects of rust dying? Will have to become a beech comber too....what fun. It is never to late to learn. I am interested to know which part of Belgium you are from.