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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Displacement activities

Now that I have stopped with the displacement activities - the four loaves of bread are baked and the chicken dinner is prepared, the blogs are all read and the daft quizzes finished so now I am about to get back to art work ! I have rinsed out the latest lot of rust dyeing and the results are good , even if I say so myself....
A few days ago I stitched some snippets of fabric in purple orange and yellow (left overs from my homework of the other day) with a chiffon layer on top - not knowing why I stitched the piece I decided to see if it would rust..The front has not come out much different - just rather, muted, dull but the cotton back is lovely and rusty!
Then there were several pieces of cotton

And two pieces of dress lining nylon!! I did not expect the rust to 'take' at all but they are quite lovely. The close ups show a sort of crackle effect which is just yummy. Perhaps I am just lucky. There are still more pieces brewing!! What on earth am I going to do with them all? HELP.

7 comments:

arlee said...

They're all lovely! Rust takes on knits as well, whether natural or man made. Perhaps you could stitch them all together and make a large piece?

Carol said...

Lovely Anna, can't wait to see what you do with them.

Linda said...

anna, I just found your blog, your rust pieces are incredible. I have been playing with rust this summer but I think I need to try again! Love the results you are getting, thanks for sharing your photos. Linda T

katelnorth said...

How about a giveaway on your blog... ok, that's wishful thinking. Honestly, I don't know how best to use them, but they sure are pretty to look at!

Blue is my colour said...

Anna, I am glad I am not the only one who struggles to think what to do with the wonderful results of rust dyeing. Lesley

Nikki said...

A very interesting process. I like how the rust dying blended the colors and the back is very entriguing.

jenclair said...

Love the rust pieces. The textured effect is great!