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BITS OF THIS AND THAT

CHAINS, REBAR, SCREWS, METAL PIECES = ART?

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Yes, these items can make great fabric to be used in art

quilts or mixed media pieces.

All you need are some pieces of rusted

metal, vinegar, salt, water, and  time.

Them you can get some very interesting pieces of fabric.

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On the left side of this piece you can see

what happens when you wrap the fabric around chains.

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Here you can see rusted washers and some other metal

pieces.  The surrounding areas result from “bleeding” of the rusting.

What can you do with this type of fabric?

In the past I dyed it a lovely turquoise and made it

into small neck purses.  Unfortunately,

they were given away before being photographed.

The fabric can be used in art quilts and mixed media.

Sometimes you can look at the fabric and see

pictures, like looking at clouds and seeing things.

I love to do surface design and this is a fun idea to work

with.  You never know what you are going to get.

THE “EARTH” WITHOUT ART IS JUST “EH”.

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