Dye Your Fabric With Rust… (tutorial)

Sophie over at Artstitches has a tutorial for dying fabrics with rust!  She says it works with all fabrics and paper.  And the results are so beautiful..  I will be trying this…Have a look…

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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4 Responses to Dye Your Fabric With Rust… (tutorial)

  1. dailystitches says:

    Will rust dyed fabrics hold up over time? Didn’t have time to read all her instructions.

  2. Linda S. says:

    There were a couple of questions about that in her comments section…I’m not sure.

  3. artstitches says:

    Thanks for posting the link to my blog – much appreciated!

    In regards to lifetime of the fabrics – I’ve had no problems with them as it’s a rust-like solution, not real rust. Fabric that I dyed in this way 2 years ago is still good and feels the same as undyed fabrics – just make sure that you wash them thoroughly.

    The fabrics that I’ve coloured using actual rusted objects does have a different feel to it and in patches the rust can create holes. For me this isn’t a problem as I am not making useable items (garments and quilts etc) and mostly use the fabrics rusted with real rust for embellishing, layering and so on.

  4. Linda S. says:

    Thanks, Sophie, for answering our question. Your fabric is beautiful.

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