Here are several photos of the rust dyed fabric I did in the roasting tin which I had left on the floor in my studio to catch the drips from the leaking ceiling.
This is the main piece – a large piece of silk dupion which I tried unsuccessfully to rust round a washing line pole last year (probably because it promptly went cold and froze!).
This is the top of it.
And the bottom of it.
This is a small detail of the above piece. This impression was made by one of the sweetcorn tins which DS1 had thrown out of his bedroom window! A very effective print.
And another detail.
This is an old silk shirt.
A detail of the sleeve portion.
I don’t know what sort of fabric this is – it is a sort of knitted fabric – maybe rayon? Or silk even… That piece in the middle which is a slightly different shade is actually part of the rusting – not a different bit sewn on as it looks.
This piece, which is silk crepe de chine, went very grey-brown with rust-brown highlights. It is so fine you can see the outline of the chair through it where the sun is shining!