While the indigo vat was going and the eco-dyeing was brewing, I also had a wagon full of rust dyeing going on as well. This summer I want to experiment with using the rusted elements and dyeing paper.
Here are the results of the rust dyeing.
Working on a new piece entitled "Layers." Using rust dyed fabrics along with some new eco-printed pieces, wax dipped fabric / pattern tissue, reclaimed coffee burlap, and whatever else I find laying around in the studio (or outside).
It reminds me of the layers of soil beneath our feet.
The deeper we excavate, the further back in time we see and discover.
Fall has taken hold here in North Carolina. The last of my rust dyeing fabric bundles have been unearthed. In the spring I plan on adding plant material to the bundles to explore eco-prints in addition to the rust.
Here are a few images of the process. I have this wonderful collection of rusted objects that I have either found or people have given me (rusted nails, wire, railroad ties, paperclips, etc.). You would be surprised at what people will bring you once you mention you like rusty objects.
Author / Artist:
I am the Mom to three, Wife, Mixed-Media Artist, Contemporary Quilter, Art Teacher, and the forever home to Josey and Lucy.