Thursday, April 24, 2008

about that Big Blue Bottle...

I host "The Queen's Birthday Party" for my UFO Club, on the Friday night closest to my birthday, which is just two weeks before Christmas. I can hear them thinking, "We are so glad Lois sets up workdays for us, calling her Queen is a small payment." So I was shopping for treats for this annual event when I saw this magnificent blue wine bottle that I knew would be perfect for rust dyeing. So into my shopping cart it went. There were other things that influenced my decision:
  1. Blue is my favorite color.
  2. I WAS searching for a interesting wine for this party.
It turned out this bottle was able to handle an entire yard of fabric.

Here is what the bottle looked like after one day. I set it in a laundry detergent pail instead of a 5 quart ice cream bucket because it has been quite windy lately and I didn't want it to blow over.

Here is what the fabric looked like after I unwrapped and rinsed it out today. It doesn't look any different from the other sunbursts I make until you see it, pinned to the ironing board in my studio.

Then you get the scale of how big it really is!!!
Usually I use a fat quarter.

(Please no comments on my messy studio, it is a work in progress. )


Anonymous said...

ah, um, I've seen it worse!

A nony mouse
(Jan H)

Liz said...

In all my rust dyeing, why have I never thought of using wire?!!!! Awesome!

Doreen Kinkade said...

I love the rusted piece. I would like to learn how to do this.
It's gorgeous.

Lois Jarvis said...

You need to order the Rust-Tex Insturctional CD available at: