Thursday, April 13, 2006

Rust-dyed rayon

This is a sort of weird very thin, very expensive (even at 75% off it was fairly pricey) rayon that started out a creamy yellow color. It took the rust much better than either the cotton or moire' did and resulted in a richer, darker color than the other two. No way I can get it to show in a photo but it left a very subtle sparkle, even after washing it. The rust also ran along the grain lines in the lighter areas and closer to the edges. I think this one is definitely a candidate for more playing, probably with the square nails and other assorted rusty bits that I've been obsessively collecting on the coast. I think it will take specific shapes very well. This piece of fabric also has an incredible hand to it after being run through the washer.

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