Sunday, 5 September 2010

Discoveries after the Storm

A fresh morning sunshine after the hurricane hurried through.

A rusty pup lays her nose on what to me are obviously rusty feathers. Watch out Jude, I might have to do a feather cloth! This cotton was one of the pieces dyed grey/brown in the black walnut brew. Took it out of the dye pot, soaked it in vinegar and wrapped it around rusty bits. Then forgot all about it as we battened down the hatches preparing for a hurricane. Am really liking the rust and the grey-brown together.

A few weeks ago I decided to do something about this pink cotton that I knew I'd never use. So out in the sun it went for a few days. Then it occurred to me that rust might improve it! So wrapped it up and again forgot. Luckily the storm was gentle and we didn't loose one tree. This morning I discovered a huge sun rising above the trees and then unwrapped a glorious pink and rust sun. Now I'm thinking it's ready to be stitched.
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  1. that pink rusted cotton is fantabulous. it will make a great stitched cloth.

  2. Rusty pup obviously likes it too, it's just gorgeous. The rusty feathers are a treat. Lucky that storm fizzled out. seems like we've all had wild weather...k.

  3. The pink one is fabulous! But then again, so is the feather rebar. I'm probably going to wrap up some of my less successful pieces on the rebar I brought back from the Sault. Not rusty yet, but I'm sure that it will be soon.

    I'm glad that you didn't have any damage from the storm. I was getting a little worried about you.

  4. So glad you came through the storm unscathed! My walnut ink is brewing away at the moment & I'm anxious to see the end result. Did you put any vinegar in yours?
    You know I want to pet that rusty nose SO badly!!!

  5. I really have to ask you how you got rusty feathers. Surely it wasn't an accident. Lovely colours and imprints. Joanne

  6. That rusty pink is wonderful! It does add more interest.


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