Monday, October 29, 2012

Cold weather scarves



Wrapped these scarves on a warm sunny day and then the temperature dropped that evening.  The next day I had to wait till night to unwrap because they took longer to rust. It was colder still.

Handling wet silk and rinsing with cold water in 40 degree weather had my hands numb in no time. So I worked in spurts--2 scarves at a time, then I'd go warm up inside.  

Detail of a shawl.

Like these streaky marks.


5 comments:

  1. "Detail of a shawl" looks like a detail of an owl... beautiful!
    How many scarves do you make in one session?

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    1. Hi Betty,
      The number varies. Whatever I have time for in a given session, or what I'm in the mood for. I've got plenty of pipes and rods for scarves, but only 3 really long ones and only one auger if the situation calls for one of those.

      Owl-interesting. I originally thought moth wing and someone on fb mentioned a cat. Whatever it is is big. The shawl is 22 inches wide. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I thought of an owl before I saw Betty's posting; i am always entranced by your markings..and the other day, being a beginner at all this I snapped a clip on an eco-print bundle and got some nice irony rusted marks, unexpected..and i thought: I've got to look at pat's work and instructions somewhere and see how one does the rust work intentionally.. I'm not getting any younger so gotta pick carefully..and then enjoy the work of others in areas where I know I won't venture!

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    1. Ginny you can do dang near anything with rust. Combining it with eco-bundling is convenient and fast. Small objects-nails, wire, keys etc. could be bundled along with leaves. Or as you did, by clipping or wrapping something around outside of bundle. Visit www.rust-tex.com where quilter Lois Jarvis shows some samples of her CD-rom book. It's where I picked up the tea trick.

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  3. the marks on these are quite lovely

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