Sunday, 6 April 2014

Rust Dyeing in Cornwall

I had great fun recently while on holiday in St Ives, experimenting with rust dyeing in the sea, on Godrevy Beach. I posted while in St Ives, about my beachcombing finds, along the beaches. Having found a bundle of rusty wire and the remains of a rusty chain, I decided to try wrapping them in strip cloth and immersing them in sea water. Here's a video we made showing how we did.
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Lots of laughter as the bundles were nearly washed out to sea, and very strange looks from people as they walked past. Lots of fun, and only got soaked once. Results will follow.