This morning I prepared another batch of rusted fabrics to add to the collection. I try to keep some 'on the go' all the time as it's quite a lengthy technique especially as I often re-rust the pieces a second or even third time if they need more detail or depth of colour.
|The more this technique is done, the more you learn how to control the mark-making and achieve the results you're after.|
|Above I've created linear marks by folding the fabric into pleats on a rusted bar.|
|The rusted pieces are going to work well in combination with these discharged pieces sharing a similar colour palette. I've used bleach on a closely woven black cotton fabric to get the rich colours.|
|This is my next client quilt loaded and ready for quilting on the longarm. It's a Celtic style 'snake' appliqué design and is going to get free motion snake-like vermicelli stitching.|
|Here's the final batch of an order of Laura and Jamie's 'Fingerprint' fabrics which have been printed ready for making up into gorgeous silk hankies in a selection of 24 designs.|
|Today's batch of damson and plum jam is the last one for this year.|
|And a Thomas update.|
Wearing a pair of bootees made by my lovely neighbour Olga in France. Merci beaucoup Olga!
|Here he is having a chuckle in the Jungle gym!|