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Woven Rust & Batik Fabrics
I am experimenting with a little weaving.
If I like it, I might add it to my Rust Tex Challenge Quilt...
Cutting 1/2 inch strips
Lay out all of the vertical rusted strips and pin them at the top and bottom.
Then begin weaving the brown batik strips being sure to pin down on each side.
I am thinking I may use this as a border treatment, so I need to keep it as square as possible.
A smaller iron works well to fuse down the weaving to the layer of fusible web underneath.
Music to Weave By...
This is some of the most relaxing music I listen to:
American Song Book by Rod Stewart
A New Standard by Steve Tyrell
You can listen HERE
Trimming down the woven strips.
I will leave the fusible paper backing on until I know exactly what I will do with this piece.
The colors work with the rusted photo transfer image...
I won't know if this is working until I get more up on the design wall.
I have some more weaving to do...
You can see more Rust Dyeing HERE
Kathi taught me to Rust Dye... check out her work HERE
Somebody is tired of weaving and ready to leave the Thread Shed and call it a night
May You Always have a Dog in your Thread Shed,