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