Tuesday, August 3, 2010

more on the line


the left is just a strip of muslin that lay on the bottom of a cast iron pot with a sediment of rust and
what ever Wind threw in there until the small amount of water evaporated.
the right, from a jar of beet leaves that fermented over time, slimy at the end. it also evaporated
some and when the cloth was exposed to dry, it got the marks and then i would squash it back in and
other parts would have that experience.
i have no idea whether or not any of this will be color fast.
i really need to learn. but in the meantime........
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Manya Maratou said...

I find the rusty ones hard to stitch through, but the colour is fast. they say it is detrimental to the cloth, but ok in small doses.
about the beet leaves- try washing, but I wouldn't bet on the colours being fast. but then the colour left on the cloth sometimes is lovely. when i put a few nails in the soup/slime (heh heh) the colours get darker (they call it the saddening effect)but definitely faster.

Elizabeth said...

I've been thinking of dyeing once the hot weather comes, so I am very pleased to be able to see what is working over at your place Grace.

Deb G said...

permanent or not, they have character.

jude said...

very old earth cloth.

twhIch aye said...

beautiful cloth. one day i think i will try leaving cloth outside and letting it do it's thing. and i will appreciate it.