Above + below: details from WOODLAND WALK - (c)2006 Pat Dolan
Woodland Walk was one of 24 pieces accepted in the Rust-Tex Collection, will premier at Spring International Quilt Festival in Chicago April 16-18, 2010. It will also be displayed at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England August 20-23, 2010. Other venues to be announced as arranged.
The RUST-TEX COLLECTION is sponsored by Lois Jarvis, founder of RUST-TEX.com.
The photos below show show some of my rusting fabrics in the process of rusting and after being rust-dyed.
A project in process:
WATER + RUST - (c)2010 Pat Dolan
rusted fabric, painted & partially quilted
Rust-dyed gauze is used below in a small sampler piece (the color in this photo is overly bright!)
Here's the completed piece:
TEXTURAL ODYSSEY - (c)2007 Pat Dolan - the finished piece framed
Other finished pieces below:
RUSTY KEY - (c)2009 Pat Dolan sold
Done on stretched canvas, this is a mixed media collage
EMMA - (c)2008 Pat Dolan
A small, mixed media collage, 5x7 mounted on 8x10 canvas board.
WEDDING LACE - (c)2010 Pat Dolan
16x16" on unprimed linen stretched canvas
The spiral in the center of this piece was created with torn strips of rusted fabric and a commercial blue cotton batik twisted together and thread-wrapped.