Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vintage Rust

Ambling through the neighbourhood recently I came across an amazing old rusty bedspring.
Not one to let an old bedfellow down, I took it home with me.
How could I resist? Who knows what secrets this rusted spring would yield?

Through an amazing process of dyeing the tissue silk, my vintage springs long hidden secrets are revealed in the wonderful shapes with circles and spirals and bleeding rust.
All that remains is for me to decide what to do with the silk. Should I nuno felt it and turn it into a tunic or wrap? Or should I leave it as it is?. Any ideas are welcome.


  1. A rusty bedspring? Fascinating, who knew?

    Lisa :)

  2. from an oblique angle I spotted it as a wondeful vintage rust bedspring...I love it. I have it in the study and everyone who sees points and says
    " what on earth have you go here???"

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your work is lovely. I am in the process of rust dyeing a large piece of pre-felt. I hope it turns out as nicely as your silk piece did.