Monday, December 28, 2009


i started a rust dyeing vat in the laundry just before we went to alice springs back at the end of july. i checked it when we got back and some things were ready and others needed further steeping. so i left them to mature a while longer....

i remembered them yesterday and had a lovely time unwrapping parcels of fabric that had been swaddled around rusty old tools, coils of wire, cutlery and sim. after some rinsing, soaking in salty water and gentle washing and line drying (following these excellent instructions by kimberley baxter packwood), here's what resulted

this last piece is a metre of commercial fabric that i had previously dyed with indigo

1 comment:

k baxter packwood said...

Your pieces are LOVELY! I especially like the ones with the blue trim it's a great contrast to the rust.

Can't wait to see what you do with your rusted fabrics!