26 March 2008

rusted fabric

A few weeks ago I finished the Fairy-block but I didn't have fabric for a border. I have rusted a piece of simple white cotton with rust ( iron)items, water, vinegar and plenty salt. After four/five days it was ready. Washed it until the vinegar smell was gone, ironed it and made a border. The small border is violet iridescent silk and the contrast between the silk and the matte cotton is nice.

8 comments:

Gerry said...

Ati, this is soooo pretty. I'm so impressed that you get your blocks finished and ready to hang. I have a stack full of 'things' that I might never get around to.

Guzzisue said...

that rusted fabric works so well,I've not tried it yet but I am always impressed with what other people are doing with it

Rengin Yazitas said...

Gorgeous...I loved color combinations...
I envy you so much, you are so fast to make all those wonderful things:))

Maureen said...

What a beautiful block, the colours are so peaceful - maureen x

Micki said...

You always have the perfect way to finish up a piece. This block looks fantastic.

Susan said...

I love the whole look of your little hanging. The rusted fabric was the perfect border. It looks so soft and elegant.

Into the Blystic said...

Beautiful! I love the muted tones of this block... they are soothing to look at! namaste Elis.

crazyQstitcher said...

Your rust border is perfect to show off your lovely work.
Maureen