Thursday, April 13, 2006

Rust dyed moire'

Not much to say about this one. This is a piece of strange moire' that came off a bolt the fabric fairy left me a while back. It started out as an ecru color, and took the rust in a very subtle way, although it did pick up tiny specks of blues and greens from the verdigris of some of the shavings mixed in with the iron filings. The friend I got the filings from says there could be pieces of bronze, copper, brass, pewter, and who knows what else in there. I may have to verdigris the handfuls of bronze and copper shavings I have and see what that does to fabric. I would tend to think the verdigris would wash out much easier than the rust does though.

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