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 :