Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rust Dyed Fabric

I love the look of rust dyed fabric, the earth tones, deep rusty color, and the visual texture of the fabric.

I had done a little rust dyeing about 2 years ago with some friends, and wanted to do more this summer, so I borrowed a big box of rusty things from my friend Donna, since I don't have the stuff laying around the house. I have done several batches on cotton dyer's cloth, and a few silk scarves (forgot to take pictures of those). I need to get back to making quilts, instead of just making the fabric, so I thought this would make an exciting quilt or two!

Here are some of my favorite pieces of fabric. Now, I will let them sit and "talk" to me for awhile, and see what I can come up with for a quilt design.



5 comments:

artymess said...

Love these 'rusty' fabrics ...look forward to seeing what you are going to do with them.......

Judy Rys said...

Gorgeous fabric. So much better than what I've done with steel wool. I recently acquired a bucket of rusty tools from the early 1900's and want to give those a try.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

mmmm you made some great looking rusty fabrics! I love all your art pieces too.

Halle said...

Beautiful fabric!

Yvonne said...

Love these! I have done some and want to do more myself. I use PFD fabric and it holds up quite well. Then I have even been known to add dye to the rusted fabric and I love the results.