Made on Monday 15 – Rusty 1

I’ve been playing with a lot of different techniques for altering and using, abusing and fusing fabrics and other materials, mixing my media, so to speak.
This week’s piece started with some cotton fabric that I dyed in tea first, then left out in the rain for a couple of days with some rusting objects in and on it…washers, nails, chain, iron stakes, and other doo-dads I found around the side of the house that we call “funkytown”. I added an image from a photograph of a rusty old piece of mining equipment, printed on Lutradur,heat distressed and cut out, layered with art papers and tulle, a little foiling, couched novelty yarns, and freehand stitched on the ol’ Redhead treadle.


#15 Rusty 1

I love the rusty blotches and have more of that fabric, so watch for more Rusties in future!

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2 thoughts on “Made on Monday 15 – Rusty 1

  1. It’s always fun to see what you’re doing. I need to learn to make some small projects. It’s certainly a good way to practice a technique. Your rusty fabric reminds me of some LuAnn Kessi posted last year. She lives on a farm and used all kinds of mechanical junk and chains to create her fabric. It never occurred to me this would work with tiny rusting bits. Fun!


  2. I love, really love this. It’s my favourite Monday piece so far. I have an artist friend who works with rust a lot: it produces gorgeous colours.


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