Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rust circle #32

While in Philly, I left a few gears to rust. Thought the unwrapping and unbundling of the largest might be fun to share.

rust circle #32
90" x 72"
still damp, it bled a bit in drying, but not too much


  1. gorgeous!
    and tent sized too...

    ps - thanks 2U
    I found Habu
    just a jog
    from one country town
    to another,

    xox - eb.

    1. Ha! Yes, the triple circle is definitely tent sized.
      We could fit at least 2 or 3 under it...maybe even 4.

      You found Habu...
      Did you go into NYC or truly find it in another country town?
      Just curious and very jealous if you did venture to Habu.
      One day, I'll get there.
      One day soon, I hope.

      Until then,
      I'm so enjoying your wrapping of stones with Habu.

      Enjoy, J

    2. from Charlotte
      over hill and dale
      through the woods
      to Williston
      NE Fiber Arts
      a small selection
      but I treasure
      the 2 that I brought home...

      xox - eb.

    3. Only 2?

      How was it possible
      to resist buying more?
      My first purchase
      was for at least 5...
      or was it 8?
      Then again, it may have been 9,
      my favorite number
      for some unknown reason.

      Of course, my Habu
      is patiently waiting
      for me to do something
      with them, while yours
      is already playing.

      What fun! J

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    1. Oh...I just bundle and wrap
      and let the elements do their magic.
      It is such fun though!

      Enjoy, Jennifer

  3. Oh yum! I love the unwrapping shots - such lovely folds and all. I used barbed wire today and all the little bits of rust fell off and a few of the barbs we had to snip so I saved them all, just in case I go a'rusting!

    1. Barbed! A length of rusty barbed wire should make for an interesting line of rust, but that probably isn't what you were using it for, is it?

      Glad you like the shots. This is the triple circle that just had to be tried - two gears together and a pain to turn when wrapped, but oh! so delightful to unwrap. The largest piece so far at 90" x 72". Need to do another for cutting up into smaller pieces.

      Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jude! I must admit that this first triple circle is one of my favorites.

  5. i agree with jude. are you doing a happy dance?!

    1. A happy dance? Oh yes. I danced all around the studio after unwrapping this one...quietly, of course, so as to not wake my sleeping husband and daughters. Am thinking of the next triple circle to attempt - size, to use tea or not, etc.

      Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment! Enjoy, Jennifer

  6. So beautiful. I love the scale of this piece of cloth. I love the simplicity of the design.

    Have you shared your recipe in this blog? I've started to do some rust with rayon fabric and white vinegar soak. When do you add the tea?

    To repeat - beautiful cloth.

    1. Considering how much I love your large work, how it resonates with me and inspires me...well...not to get overly gushy, but it is an honor that you like my cloth. Thank you.

      As for my recipe...that brings a chuckle because there is no set recipe. The cloth can soak for an hour or a week in vinegar or tea or a combination and can then rust overnight or over a week.

      There's a method to my madness that all depends on how I feel and I think on any given day. Not helpful I'm sure, but honest.

      It's all what if, just do it, keep it simple and focus.

    2. Thanks!

      That's all I need. It's how I work too.

    3. You're very welcome. Can't wait to see your rusty cloth! Enjoy.


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