oh yum - these twisted, writhing bundles of rusted 'stuff' are scrumptious!
Writhing...they do seem to be, don't they? They're definitely beginning to shout they want separating and ironing.
Mmmm... a wonderful tumble of rusty fabric and I love the idea of "rust boro".
Boro has been a fascination for a bit now and somewhere along the way, it clicked that my rusty fabrics could become boro. Hopefully, I'll do it justice.
All I can think is that I'm glad my paper rarely needs ironing...there's quite a stack there! Maybe Winter is rusting season and Spring is ironing season?!?! I must say tho that the ironed pieces look so peaceful and I just want to run my hands over them. Hanging there they are just so visually inspiring...So good to know that the annual retreat is coming up!
Spring does seem to be turning into my ironing season, doesn't it? All of the fabrics should have been soaked and washed as I went along, but it seems that leaving them for a bit helped the rust settle in. While there's been a bit of bleeding and fading of color, there's not been much. And the heat is doing wonderful things to bring out subtle coloring.Yes, the 3rd annual artist retreat is fast approaching. I leave May 27, in fact and will be in our Oz [Kansas, that is] for a week of friendship and creative bliss at Pam's. Since we never end up doing exactly what we've planned to do, there's no telling what will transpire.
The temporary hanging on your studio wall is great as is! has definite possibilities without much more alteration! Have fun with the cheese cloth. it would be easier to wet it again and hang to dry than to iron the wrinkled wad! or are you a glutton for ironing???
A glutton for ironing? No! I actually hate ironing, but it is necessary right now. The wrinkled cheese cloth will stay wrinkled. It's just too delicious as is.
every image is lovely!love the twists and turns of surpriseI have not ironed any of my rusties - just washed and dried them on the line...yes - the boro piece is quite nice - loving the contrasts,xox - eb.
Thank you eb! With nearly 100 pieces rusted since November, the bulk washing and drying in the dryer was the speedier way to go. And the ironing isn't so bad. I moved everything downstairs last night and ironed while watching tv. Nearly done now.
Hmm..wish the pile of laundry I have to deal with today looked half as interesting.I also like what's starting to go on with the new boro piece.Can't wait to see what happens at Pam's!
Shame you can't join us at Pam's...something to consider for next year.
most magical laundry & ironing project ever! no wonder you're on a huge productivity roll.
Magical laundry...not a phrase normally applied to laundry, but I love it! Thank you!
yummy........everybody has said what l would have said..so......l will just say..yummy!xx
I'll take yummy. Thank you Lynda!