Posts Tagged ‘washers’

I had an oddment of calico from somewhere which had been folded a la Jennie Rayment and it occurred to me that this would be another interesting block for my rusting quilt.

It was already pinned, so I just added some more to give a rusted pattern.
Rusted folded block 1

Then I placed some washers and nuts on the surface

Rusted folded block 2

And put it into a plastic veg tray with some vinegar and water.

Rusted folded block 3

I’m not sure whether it was the unfortunate accident it had, being knocked over, or whether I put it in too deep a layer of acidulated water or what, but the results weren’t quite as crisp as I was hoping.

Rusted folded block 4

Apart from the pins.

Rusted folded block 5

And they’re actually clearer on the back.

Rusted folded block 6

I like the effect of the folding but I’m not quite sure where to take this next, so it’s on hold while I work on another piece of encrusted embroidery and reticulated brass jewellery.

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