Friday, July 26, 2013

Rusted fabrics

Decided to rust more fabric last weekend. Previously I have rusted fabric using steel wool and vinegar, but this time tried out a method using tea, sulphate of iron and caustic soda solutions.

This method worked really well, it was instant dyeing. Depending on the order in which you dipped your fabrics, different colour combinations were obtained.

Trays set up ready to rust fabrics.

Rusted fabrics hanging out to dry

I left my fabrics to cure for a week, will be washing them out and ironing them over the weekend.

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