Fabric I use in my art pieces has been dyed, painted, soy wax printed, screen printed, discharged, sun printed and rust dyed. I also use photo transfers in my work either printed on cotton or silk organza.
I enjoy the process and finding ways to use the resulting fabrics in my art.
This piece is 12"x14" and I call it "Rust" . I have sewn together several strips of fabric I have treated in many of the ways listed above. I had the photograph of a rusty truck I had taken and I wanted to use it in this piece. I went into my computer program and saturated the picture before printing it multiple times (3) on to cotton fabric. I added embellishments to the piece using metal tags with letters and a stamp with black ink to spell out the word RUST across the middle of the piece. I scruntched up some rust dyed cotton and sewed it in place on the upper left hand corner of the photos. This piece has a thin cotton batting and is machine pieced and quilted.