Inspired by seeing Alice Fox at work I have decided to do some rust dyeing with one of my groups. Our theme is paper so we will be working on paper, perhaps some of the precious handmade paper we made a fortnight ago.
Alice Fox’s method is to soak with tea and is much simpler than the layering method I have used previously.
Practising in a small handmade book, I firstly tried just tea, but then I added some vinegar, which to me seemed to give more interesting results although much smellier. The best page was definitely the one left to dry over night, see header, but that takes so much patience.The one below has a good
deal of interesting detail.
Also shown are a couple of small areas of a previously made wall hanging;the colour is much lighter without the addition of tea.