Portfolio of older work

Monday, December 7, 2009

Playing with rust

Deborah's piece at While I was Waiting reminds me of a piece I made last year.  All the fabric started out the same.  I wrapped some of the fabric around a rusty tin can and let it soak in vinegar for a while.  I fell in the love with the results and could barely stand to cut it.  Here is the very simple de-constructed quilt wall hanging I made with it.  I stiffened the fabric in the back so that it would lay relatively flat on the wall without support. You can see the three blocks of fabric in the piece that were not exposed to the rusting process.  Embroidery floss make the simple cross-stitches that serve as quilting.


  1. sewing through rust is a heck of a thing! More power to you.

  2. You will have to share your recipe. I might be willing to try this idea!

  3. This is fabulous! I will definitely have to try this.


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