Sunday, September 19, 2010

September Rust Dyes

This is my favorite rust cookie tin doing it's magic ...

I was inspired by LuAnn Kessi's rust dyeing results, and just had to go another round before the season ends for the year.

So on Sunday, I got to work ...

Here is the fabric soaking in a 50/50 water/vinegar solution that makes the chemical process go faster. Some of the pieces had been dyed earlier, and I was unimpressed, so they are in the bin for another round. They actually look better wet than dry ...

Here's the little rusty wagon I use for rust-dyeing, with items that were batching for 4 days this week on the driveway. I turned the brake rotor daily so that the rusty liquor could penetrate more of the bundle. It worked marvelously!

This is the brake rotor right before I unwrapped it.

A piece of scrim that was crumbled onto the brake rotor.

This is what I crumbled into the bottom of the little red wagon.

Here's what I got (before rinsing and washing) :

Doesn't it look great wet?

Shibori / Arashi rusty pole wrapping.

Here's what I peeled off the pole :


Terri Stegmiller said...

Wow, these fabrics look great. I have always enjoyed the look of newly dyed fabrics much more when they are wet.

Vicki W said...

These are fabulous!

liniecat said...

Great rust results!