Since I came back from Birmingham and FOQ, I have done some rust dying and eco-printing. When I visited my daughter in September, I did rust dying with some gears from an old mangle she has.
Wrapped in cotton fabric, a cup of tea added, and left for a few days, and the result is beautiful
And this piece was just wrapped around the bundle:
Next, getting inspiration in the Wet-studio at FOQ, I just had to try eco-printing. The bundles from my first attempt
And the result, these first are strips of cotton
and some Dupon silk I had:
this one looks like a dead forrest
and some lovely purple marks, but not many leaf prints.
Second time it got better. I put in some chestnut shells and got a beautiful tint of green and lovely marks
Now I just have to figure out how to use them…