Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rust Dye - Ecodyeing with Rust Mordant - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas


Rust Dye - Ecodyeing with Rust Mordant - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

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A glorious Summer Day
invites a little 
Ecodyeing Play 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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Undyed Natural Cloth Fabric
Not Pretreated

filled with 
flower petals
rusted metal pieces
tree bark
leaves
a sprinkling of black tea

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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a change in shape 
and color variation 

I am aiming for shapes and patterns rather than colour

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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Textile cloth bundles
rolled up and wrapped tightly around a rusty bolt

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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a cast iron pot 
left outside for 2 weeks to gather rusty water

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step
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the Dye bath pot
cast iron pot to serve as iron mordant
heated up on the stove 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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adding a splash of vinegar
for good mordant measure

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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leaving to simmer and brew 
and do its magic for several hours 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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Liquid is starting to evaporate
and a deep dark color is formed 
hoping it will no fade 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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unwrapped
untied
ready to be splashed
with water 

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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A Hot iron to seal the pigments in
after the wash

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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Ohh so gorgeous 
well happy with the result

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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beautiful
natural
mark making

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step


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A pondering
on patterns

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Rust Dye Tutorial, Ecodying with Rust and Botanical Plant Dye Materials at milliande.com, NAtural Dyeing Step by Step

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ecodyed cloth
finding a new home
among stitches and embroidery 
play 

love
cloth

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milliande :-) 

Rust Dye - Ecodyeing with Rust Mordant - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas



7 comments:

  1. gorgeous!
    thanks for sharing that process and result.
    i have a nifty collection of steel street sweeper bristles that i have kept for just such a thing!

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    1. Thank you , shoot me a link if younplaynwith your steel street sweeper bristles ...would love to peek :) Milliande

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  2. What kind of cloth, cotton?

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  3. simply devine - love your results - I played yesterday with my petal droppings from lilies and redbud heart shaped leaves from my pruning of tree( broken in storm) - tied up and boiled but disappointed with results - pounded it when taken from water - now drying but sticky leaves and bits - hmm - what s my next step to salvage this 'pig's ear'-( old expression - "making a silk purse out of a pig's ear") xxruth

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  4. Wonderful work...I also love the combination with stitches.
    Carmina
    Romania

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  5. Just discovered your blog
    Love the rust/ Eco dying
    Will be reading more

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