Friday, March 2, 2012

Rust and Tannic Paste Resist

My favourite of all the dyeing exercises for uni, was the paste resist, rust & tannic dyeing. The effects are really striking and it's so easy to do!

Before dyeing with the alum, Starch & flour paste pattern applied
After rust & tannic dyeing

My Favourite of all the rust & tannic was the rust using metal objects. I tied objects up in cloth & soaked it all in cleaning vinegar in a plastic tub lifting in various parts out to expose to the air from time to time. It took several weeks, but it's just sitting there really so not too hard!
The colours & patterns are amazing!