I must say that I am pleased with my rust dyeing results. They are better than what I got the last time I dyed two years ago. In fact some of the pieces I like so much this time that I am over dyeing some of the pieces from the last time. I don’t like it when you get too much white in the piece.
Pole wrapped using salt, vinegar, steel wool, rubber bands, and copper wire. You get a chemical reaction between the copper and the iron to create really dark marks on the fabric.
Wet scrunched fabric on top of rusted objects. Sprinkled with salt, vinegar, and tiny rust discs.
Stormy skies. Wet scrunched fabric sitting on top of rusty objects and then sprinkled with salt, rust dust, liquid tannin, and Earl Grey tea. The reaction of the tannin and the iron give the lovely blacks. The tannin creates the tan spots. Some areas you get the red browns of iron oxide, and the black specs are from the tea. Some areas remain white that did not get dyed.
Here is a close up view. I just love this fabric. It is my favorite. I will enjoy using it in some art quilt some day.
Linking to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday a day early since I have a busy day tomorrow.
Have you done any rust dyeing? Thanks for reading.