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Monday, June 20, 2011

Rusting result


I just couldn't wait any longer. I had to unwrap the fabric.



I'm going to leave them to dry in the yard for a little while.








Just look at all the rusty goodness...






And this...

Love it!!


My question now is...do I rinse the fabric or leave it as is? I love the look of it right now but don't want to endanger myself or others if it should be rinsed.



8 comments:

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I rusted recently...so I know what you mean about rinsing. Eliazabeth recommend rinsing in soda water and that makes sense to me, so I did. It lightened some. I'm thinking that next time I will leave it to soak longer so there might be more rust before rinsing.....interesting process no matter how it's done.

Dianne said...

beautiful results! I am in love with the lace!!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful results! I always rinse mine to stop the rusting process. I"ve heard different things work well. Salt water, soda water etc. Otherwise it will eat a hole in the fabric I heard.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

LMAO! In my blogroll this looks like a chicken! Thought you might find that funny! Anyways, your rusting turned out fantastic!! Love the results and I would love to see an after picture if you decide to rinse in something!

~*~Patty S said...

ooo you and Elizabeth DID inspired me and I've just been doing some rusting of fabrics too!

LOVE your results...REALLY wonderful...
I did read that it's a good idea to rinse the fabric and that it will never be archival and may actually keep rusting...hmmmm
I found that interesting!

I hope to do a post soon...many thanks for inspiring me Halle!
oxo

kimmie said...

Your results are amazing! I really love the lace bits. As far as rinsing ... Have you googled it?

ooglebloops said...

Maybe rinse a tiny bit of it - see what happens. I love it just the way it is!!!
I can attest that rust does not come off a linen towel - I once left my cast iron frying pan on top of a white linen towel while it was wet- and the rusty circle left behind on the towel - did NOT come out with regular washing!!!LOL

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yes Halle, you MUST rinse to remove the rust buildup. USE GLOVES when you do. Use a cup of baking soda to a sink full of warm water. You do NOT want to put this in your washing machine, but it won't hurt your sink, which I think is about the size of mine. The final rinse is in cold water.

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