it has been a rusty kinda couple weeks around here. i’m having so much fun rusting fabric that i can’t stop. this latest piece was a strip of fabric left over after cutting some fat quarters. it is approximately 7″ X 60″ or so. i just put it in the tray with other pieces at the last minute. love how it came out.
lately i’ve been into rusting some fabric. most of the time, i don’t attempt to get anything specific, just go with the flow. but this time i wanted something specific. i wanted to get the look of a planet with objects orbiting around it.
i used a rusty saw blade for the planet and rusty nails for the orbiting objects.
the neat thing about rusting on fabric is you get a different look on each side of the fabric. here is a close up of the saw blade. i really like this side.
cool, don’t you think.
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last week i took a workshop with Robbie Joy Eklow and it was a lot of fun. i choose one of the simpler patterns to work on, as i am more interested in learning the technique than actually finishing a project.
but, this was coming along so good that i am almost finished. at least with the fusible part. the stitching is another story. i am pleased with it so far.
all the fabric are my hand dyes. love dyeing fabrics.
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well, i’ve stayed on task and worked on Inkscape 30 minutes each day. actually i did miss one day, but since i made 2 drawing on a previous day, i didn’t feel too bad.
so far, each drawing is taking about 1 hour. a little too long in my opinion, but hopefully my time should improve soon.here are the drawings for this week.
i do have to say, althought i still have a lot to learn, i am very pleased with myself.
most of the time, i’m content to just dye, marble or print fabric. but sometimes i get the urge to actually make something out of it. that was the case this past weekend. i looked at this fabric and saw a finished piece.
so i got to cutting and stitching and turned it into this:
a cover for my composition book. i love composition books. such simplicity and they have not changed at all after all these years. a few more details.
i see more of these in my future.
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