Monday, October 4, 2010
Just a bit of the process. I boiled the walnuts for about an hour in a large pot with about 40-50 walnuts. I put the entire contents of the pot onto the wrapped tied canvas. Left it for about three days. Now for the unwrapping!! My favorite part. I am totally addicted to this rich brown color. The heavy canvas while it is wet with the stain has an almost leather texture to it. I get so excited when I unfold the wrapping to see the images. I can't tell you how much I love to see the way that the color seeps into the folds of the fabric and how it changes. I could do this all day!! Makes me want to create a dozen wraps at the beginning of each week and have an unveiling at the end of each week.
I'm moved by the feeling that this evokes in me. I don't always understand it but I love it!! This is wet.
This is the part enamel part iron grid that I used for this wrap. It's very heavy.
Below this photo is the final look of the fabric after it has dried. I love the folds in the fabric.. it makes me think of a quilt with folded blocks instead of stitched blocks. The dried rusted pattern in the center is interesting to look at.
In the center is the dried cloth other side.. also interesting to view. I think the rust wins as the front I will use though.