I wanted to make some more rusty bits, and thought I would test a couple of different fabrics to see how well they absorbed the rust.
And wrapped them up in the following:
laces, tulle, organza, muslin, flannelette, cheesecloth
I placed the wrappings into a rusty can and set it outside for 2 weeks to percolate through rain, wind, and sun. Here are the results.
I discovered that neither the organza nor the tulle absorb the rust very well. The flannelette, which was a piece from an old, old, old diaper, absorbed the most colour. The polished cotton absorbed some rust, but not as much as I had hoped. I was pleased with the laces, muslin, and cheesecloth.
Then, I made:
Two lavender sachets with corduroy fringe. The fronts are layers of cheesecloth and tulle with a bit of lace: the back is polished cotton.
But they look a little plain, don't you think? I do. I see some tatting in the near future. Oh! And maybe some luscious, beaded fringe.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz