Friday, 12 October 2012

Rusted Collar

This is a sample piece that I began stitching a while ago and has been rusted somewhat naturally (in comparison to our usual speedy vinegar induced samples) by way of lots of outdoor exposure and a thin salt coating. I was hoping to get a softer rusting effect by pulling back the process. I think if the rust hadn't bled so far into the collar we could have had a really interesting and delicate printing method to replicate... Perhaps this can be achieved by controlling the exposure more? Further thought required as to what kind of metal coatings the jump rings have been treated with and what might break it down more slowly and gently. Cogs are a-turning!

 In other news, Nicola's textiley workshop is soon approaching... Details to follow very soon! I am waiting on a couple of things being confirmed in the mean time. Should be a fun and very productive time for Reworked! :)

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