These fish scales are from the cast iron pan I showed in my last post. They transfered from the pan to the cloth very nicely. So I thought I could create a school of five fish swimming across a fat eighth of fabric surrounded by a dark sea. I arranged the cloth so the fish would be in a "s" shaped curve, very artistic move on my part!!!
I got the dark sea but no fish. Well...maybe suggestions of fish but it will take a lot of thread drawing to bring them out.
I am always surprised by the results I get when rust dyeing.
I think that is why it truly engages me.Here is a piece I did last summer.
I was trying to create turtles but I got these wonderful gold fish instead.