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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rust Dying Fabric | Orange....Me?

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Day 317 #ayearinstitches 
A fiber artist friend challenged our group to rust dye 
a remnant from the mill her relatives ran many years ago.
 I gathered tomato paste and cans and lids 
and put my piece outside, 
prayed with vinegar and waited for the elements to create design. 
Several days later I looked and the fabric was 
under a layer
 of red clay silt from recent rains and very orange.
 After several washings,
 it's ready for embroidery layered on batik fabrics. 
2 strands teal Running Stitch and Cross Stitch.
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2 comments:

Deb said...

Your piece reminds me of a modern Boro cloth

Julie Bagamary said...

Thank you. I like the finished piece.