Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More rust dyeing

After my first experiment with rust dyeing, my collection of rusty bits grew. Last week my husband gave me a rusty tin box. I just had to try rusting fabric with that. I took a piece of white cotton and soaked it in a mix of water and vinegar. Then I just crumpled it in the tin box and wrapped the box in a plastic bag. The inside of my box looked like this after 2 days.

I rinsed my fabric in water, soaked it in water with soda for a few hours and hand washed it first. Then I washed it in the washing machine.

A detail of the upper right corner.

I like this little detail.

I'm sure I will use the same box again, the result is very pretty!

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