Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rust dyed shirt

Thanks for the comments about the vessel!! It's 9 inches tall and evolved once I attached the felt to the lutradur. I'm fond of the "what if" kind of approach. Speaking of which, what if I rust dye a beige shirt and then over-dye it? I had purple in mind when I over dyed the shirt after rust dyeing it twice, but it turned out more mauve than I would have preferred. But now I like it. The close-up of the pocket isn't the true color; the front and back pics are though. The pocket is an experiment where I placed nails next to each other. I'm trying to figure out ways to get more pattern and design onto the fabric rather than rusty splotches. The shirt fabric was stiff to begin with and is even heavier now so I imagine it will be more of a shirt-jacket than a shirt. I have no idea what color of T-shirt to wear under it!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Very cool Gail!! And you should wear a coppery colored shirt under it:). HUGS