I got rained on. Most impolite.
On the other hand had quite a productive week, a bit bitty but things are moving forward.
Completed 2 small painted and stitched pattern landscapes.
Still haven’t decided whether I like them or not.
Are they a little pretty?
Found a transcript from the 1832 inquiry into factory conditions so am constructing a mini waistcoat with this embroidered on. Uncertain about how far to go – the garment is a part not the whole of the idea – so how proper dressmakey do I get?
Inclination says NEVER!
Also set up a piece of rust staining, which is close to my idea of ideal hard work.
As a way of making unpredictable patterns on backgrounds I love it -some days a flat plain piece of fabric is a horrible thing. For those unfamiliar with it rust ‘dyeing’ is very simple.- prewash the fabric, wrap it around anything that will rust – dunk and leave. Then rinse and fix in a salt solution.
Mine was wrapped in a wire cage I made when I wanted to hang pebbles on the wall(!). It was abandoned on the backdoor step for 3 days (see what I mean about the hard work?), rinsed out this morning and left soaking in a salt bath.
Have several options for how to use it but will decide when it is dry, and then change my mind, probably.
May try staining the waistcoat? Ummmmm.