Rusted woven wool
Here is peek at the current state of my rusted woven sample. I like how it looks somewhat like a salvaged woven artifact. I did the rusting over a few days, between an old iron and iron plate, turning the fabric every day so as to get a repeat of the same shapes in various spots around the square of grey. There is an imprint of part of the word ‘Dover’ that probably won’t stay unless I quilt it, and maybe trapunto, too. Those are my ideas of for it, for now. I’ve learned that I shouldn’t sound as though I’m committing to doing anything, since my plans invariably change as you may have noticed if you’re following my posts.
I wove this with size D C-Lon beading thread as warp with a 12 dent spring. Here is a before/process pic of the fabric. It only measures 5″X 5″, but was surprisingly time consuming to weave since I used a lace weight yarn for the weft. I could hardly see progress each time I sat down to weave for 30 minutes. Then I wove a piece with fingering weight yarn and it was super fast, and the thickness and feel of the fabric isn’t very different between the two pieces, so I wouldn’t choose the lace weight again.