Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Unit 5 and Rusted Fabric

5th November 2013

Today I received my Unit 5 and have read through it twice already!

Some really interesting exercises including Combining Textures,Tea Dyeing, Applique Hard and Soft Edges and Shadow Techniques. I know I must plan and record more in this unit so I will have to show more self discipline!! Also I have to complete the extended samples( 6 of them) AND plan my 2nd Assessment. This will last me well into the New Year!


While sorting through my stash for fabrics to dye I came across some rusted silk that I did about 4 months ago!

This involved rusty metal items and slightly diluted vinegar. I left mine covered up outside as the smell was very strong!!

 I think I will be able to use this in the Combining Textures.

Rusty bolts nails and washers...







...rusty washers were tied with thread...


...more rusty bits my husband found in the garage!!





Results from my Tea Dyeing tomorrow...