Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tea Dye,Fiber Art,and Rust..Yea Rust!

I'm pretty sure Hubby thinks I have a screw loose somewhere..tubs of tea dying gauze and lace on the windows..





..and with all this beautiful gauze lying around I simply had to attempt my first fiber art..It's not finished yet,but thought I would give you a sneak peak..I created it with layers of gauze,fabric,beads,stitch work and a lovely rusty plate with a clothespin that reads C'est la vie(Such is Life,or That's Life in french)..



I choose that title because the organized chaos in the fibers remind me of life's journey.



I loved the clothes pin so much I made some for my new store on Etsy..





..and speaking of rusty things..I've had a blast experimenting with rust...Ive used a store bought rusting solution,vinegar,beach and at the end of the day,I find that good old lemon juice with salt works best...





As always,
thank you so much for stopping by



21 comments:

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Kat, had a minute to see what everyone is doing. LOVE your piece here and the tea stained goodies. Wonderful. Hope all is well. Take care, hugs, Riki

KeLLy aNN said...

fiber arts is a much envied talent.
I love the look and feel but I just don't have the eye for it...but love doing collages~ go figure.
Great job!

Lisa said...

Holy cow, no wonder I didn't make good grades in science...I did the same with my Grandma's lace table cloths, they had holes, so I cut them up, tea dyed them and hung them in the Kitchen, love it Cat.

hugs Lisa

Cindy said...

Cat, this piece is so beautiful and sweet...and your first piece of fiber art? How can that be? You are such a natural! I love how you combined so many elements from the softness of the tea stained gauze, to a grungy rust patina! And your clothespins are a wonderful idea!

Dede said...

I love the tea dyed gauze, there is something so magical about it. The clothes pins are great, we use them for everything in this house. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

(((HUGS)))

luthien said...

oooo!! those rust bits are a beauty!! it's so exciting to be able to make your own patina in a matter of days isn't it? whether it be rust or other metal oxidization :) and i think i'm gonna love the tea dyed gauze too!

The Littlest Thistle said...

Like the look of the new project, and the clothes pegs are a great idea

^..^Corgidogmama said...

How interesting! I feel as if we've been allowed to enter the inner circle of knowledge here!
The real skinny on how you create these lovely projects!

Marlene said...

Great piece, it is fun to play with fabric. The clothes pins are a very cute idea.

La Dolce Vita said...

yup I agree lemon juice and salt, perfect!!

ArtbymeCindy said...

You go Cat! Love it!! I am wanting to rust dye some fabric, if I ever get my studio finished I can create once again. I just love fiber of all kinds!!

HUGS

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! It's like a science project! I love the beautiful lace and the clothespins! You come up with the neatest things! ♥

http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com/ said...

love your work..just thought l would let you know that l have subscriped to your blog, so l can see what ytou are up to all the time! Ha..scary! How do you make your metal rust..rub salt in and then leave in juice or what? Curiousxx
my blogs are..photography daily blog is
http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com
and my Art/Craft blog is
http://tryingtocreatearteveryday.blogspot.com
Lyndax

Kass said...

Love anything old, rusty or tea-dyed. Thanks for the tip on how to make things rusty.

Jaime Leigh said...

I love this..I love dying things with tea! I am about to do a project for my oldest son's room with a little tea dying! I just love your work! I love the cloths pins also..so great! Also thanks my sweet new blogging friend for all the love you have shown me in blogging world! Means a lot!!!! your comments make me smile!!! Glad you enjoyed the quote...I am a quote freak..what can I say they inspire me! Happy crafting and blogging! Hugs back at ya!!! =)

DW Quilt Art said...

Love the clothespins! So cute!

Junibears said...

Just popped in for a visit. beautiful fibre work! Love your art.xx

Lori Saul said...

What a great array of work and nifty ideas here- always a joy to visit you beautiful blog and inspiring art!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Cat, the name Hannah was in the running also for Maddie, but she just looked like a Maddie to me. Glad your daughter got a kick out of the photos. She moves so dang fast, tough to get them! Hugs, Riki

vintagesusie & wings said...

I adore everything that you have been doing lately & I must know...how do you do the lemon juice & salt for rusting???
I would love to try & rust up some good junk. lol
Smiles,
Susie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Do you soak the pieces in the lemon/salt mix? Good rust is hard to find. Love the tea dyed lace and gauze. Enjoy your day Cat! I'll be back, Connie