MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

#602 - Of Rust and Raspberries

This picture shows the two piece of fabric I had brewing with raspberries & vinegar (and bugs!). When I first took it out of the brew it was a fairly bright pink colour. I laid it on the grass to dry. I accidently dripped some of the rusty brew on one of the pieces and it instantly turned darker. Cool! I proceeded to accidently drop on even more. After the fabric was dry, I rinsed it and it turned a vague shade of purple, losing the pink tone altogether. The darker areas stayed dark tho, so I was happy. Cotton fabric. This picture is a close-up of a section of one of the rusty pieces. Again, I laid it out on the grass to dry and laid rusty bits over certain areas. This is where one of the rusty springs made a lovely pattern. Fabric is cotton.
This piece of fabric is a cotton flannelette, which has turned out to be my favourite so far. The rust colour has really impregnated the fibre and very little of it has rinsed out. I'll be doing more of this!!

The final picture is of a larger piece of cotton. You can see the spring pattern in the lower right of the piece. I also did a further experiment, which I will show tomorrow.

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4 comments:

  1. I LOVE the colour you got with your raspberries.... That blue/purple is so distinctive.

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  2. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Fabulous fabric! Too bad laundry wasn't this much fun!
    Mrs Noofy

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  3. I like the raspberries fabric!! What a good idea. I'll have to wait until next year to try, we dug up the old plants this year and planted new ones...

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  4. Sometimes it's to bad that we have to "rinse" as that original , first color is so much the one we want. Thanks for showing the spring, it looks like a spool of thread...

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