I am currently working on a series of Barn Lot Quilts.
My supply of rust dyed fabric is getting low…
Time to make more Rust Dyed Fabric:
100% White Cotton Fabric
2 Yards of Fabric
1/4 cup of salt
Enough vinegar to saturate the fabric well
Scrunch up the fabric to mix in the salt and vinegar.
The fabric is wet, but not sitting in a puddle of liquid.
Most any rusty object works well for rust dyeing:
I am rusting yardage,
so I am using a very large culvert screen.
40 inches wide x 6 feet long
The rustier the object the faster your fabric will rust.
The culvert screen is on a big piece of plastic.
The wet fabric is ready…
The wet fabric is placed on top of the rusty screen…
It gets wrapped up in plastic
to keep the fabric wet during the rusting process…
It also helps to have HOT weather.
The hotter it is, the faster the fabric will rust.
I placed a 4 wheeler ramp on top
to keep the plastic from blowing off
and to keep some pressure on the fabric
so it will stay in contact with the rust.
Now we wait…..for 3 days.
I will not peek at it or disturb it in any way.
3 days later...
This is waiting for me when I unwrap the plastic…
Gorgeous Rusted Fabric…
2 Yards of Rust Dyed Fabric.
This will get soaked in a bucket of water
with 1 cup of Baking Soda.
This will neutralize and stop the rusting process.
Then I will throw it in the washer and dryer.
Then it is ready to put into a quilt.
I was up before sunrise this morning
to check on the rusty fabric bundle…
I watched the sun burn away the morning fog.
This is where I am working on the series of Barn Lot Quilts…
Water drops on an iris leaf
The soaker hose was watering the flower bed
and the sun caught the water drops just right
and turned them shades of red and blue…..FUN!
Gunnr is having a wonderful summer!
He is 8 years old this year.
So gentle, sweet and loving…..such a joy!
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,