Rusting and Stitching – Workshop with Alice Fox

Day 1

Had a lovely day at Keithley Artist Studios on the first day, learning about the differences between using tea, vinegar, and other acidic liquids to make rust prints.

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We used wire wool which rusts very quickly and made other test pieces before wrapping objects in various fabrics and tying into bundles. These were soaked overnight.

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We used small pieces of silk which Alice had prepared to study rust marks and applied stitch to emphasise line or areas of interest. The samples were backed on felt.

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