8. Apr, 2022

Rust Dye Experiments

I know there is some concern over using rust dying but I still keep trying to control this process. I am experimenting with both fibre and pieces to see if I can better control the outcome. This is an old rusty vehicle spring on a piece of silk noile. I wrapped the spring in the fabric which has been sprayed with acetic acid/potato (oxalic acid) liquid and sprinkled it with salt. Wrapped and under a plastic drop cloth for 12 hours minimum now and we will see what develops