Friday, 16 March 2012

Rusted Fabric

Yesterday I tried my hand at "rusting" fabric.

This fabric was rusted using rusty pan scouring pads.
Soak your fabric in a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar and wrap rusty items inside.  Either put into a plastic ziplock bag or wrap in plastic.  Leave for about 24 hours depending on the colour you require.

Once you are happy with the result, soak in a bucket of salty water for about 1/2 an hour before washing.

I think I will be doing a few more of these as I have just found a fantastic rusty drain cover in my garden!  I have also been given some rusty wire by the school maintenance man.

Next week some of these will be overdyed and then it is off to try some more discharging and some more shibori.

Happy Quilting!


Renee said...

Hi Marianne... You've been nominated for a Liebster Award, recognizing bloggers! Thanks for such an enjoyable and welcoming blog!!!

Marianne Bos said...

Thank you Renee,

Love your blog too!