Saturday, November 22, 2014

Second Rust Experiment Reveal

Several days ago I tried rusting more fabric, this time a strip of a light blue bed sheet.  Since the weather had warmed just enough that I was able to be outside without freezing my hands off, I took the opportunity to deal with my rusted fabric.
As soon as I opened the bag and saw the rusty fabric, I got excited.

Wearing protective disposable gloves on the warmest day we've had in over a week, I opened the fabric even further.  You can see the dancing people I used and the rusty Christmas tree, too.   I apologize for the photo, but those shadows are from one of my wind chimes that hang around the entire front of my porch.

I suspect you think I forgot to rotate the photo, but I thought this was a better way to show the dancers.   And yes, that's my curly head I was unable to remove from the photo, no matter how many I took.  This photo is after the fabric had been through two baking soda and water baths, then a mild soap and water bath.

After the fabric was dry, the wind made it difficult for me to get a decent photo before the fabric wrapped back onto itself.  However, I like this length of fabric, which you might be able to tell is doubled in this photo, much better than my first rust dye experiment I started on Day 2 of AEDM.  One nice thing about this fabric is, it looks lovely from both the back and the front.


This is Day 23 and I revealed the second rusting attempt for AEDM. 
I would call this second attempt a marginal definite success, and just in time for a Christmas quiltlet or two.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

wow, after your disappointment at the previous attempt, this one worked beautifully!! look forward to seeing how you use it.Stay warm.!

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh it's really crystal clear for rusting! I love the figures anyway, but they definitely give great value when you use them like this! Glad that you've had a mild I crease in temperature, however short...it's already seeming a long winter!!

voodoo vixen said...

Wooo Hooo! Didn't that turn out totally and amazingly fabulous??? Love those dancing people and cannot wait to see what lovely things you turn them into...

Vicki Miller said...

Now this is so amazing - and in cold weather, too! My fingers just want to get started stitching on those figures!
Sorry I took so long to reply to your comments, It has been one of those weeks!

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm impressed! I didn't expect the design to be that dark or so clear.

elle said...

These are just darling!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! a brilliant result! Look forward to seeing what's next with them! Chrisxx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

These came out great!

Maron said...

congrats…all your patience has paid off! cool!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This turned out gorgeous Elizabeth! Fantastic!

Halle said...

Lovely rust my dear...

Nancy said...

Turned out great!

Jo Murray said...

DEFINITELY a success....a raging one.

NatureFootstep said...

I love natural rost and this is as good. Love what you did. :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Superb results Elizabeth :o))

johanna said...

the result you achieved is gorgeous! the shapes are super good to see... it has a lot of charm!

see you there! said...

I think this is your best rusted piece. I like it a lot!

Darla

massofhair said...

How clever of you Elizabeth, your patience has definitely paid off your figures look amazing as does the selfie of your hair :-) xxx

Cindy McMath said...

Oh I love how this turned out Elizabeth!