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Thursday, September 03, 2015

fabric patches: rusted, stamped and stitched

i always love the way you can combine various Tools and media in the artistic world.
currently i love to stamp on fabric (here: cloth i rusted this summer) with acrylic paint...

... and then stitching around the pattern.

here i took a running stitch in red between the pods;
i noticed the needle wouldn´t run smoothly through the rust parts, so i left them out.
all stamps i used here are from red Castle/ judi kauffman
the next one is a fabric patch with ironed on (wonder-under) rusted glasses-cleaning-paper,
also stitched on in red.
i suppose These patches will become part of wrapping covers of journals, ring binders etc.


  1. Diese Farben zusammen finde ich großartig. Wieder tolle Patches! ulrike

  2. Tolle Werke, ich bewundere immer Dein Geduld mit der Stickerei - sieht toll aus! GLG, Valerie

  3. Die Farben und Deine Stickerei drauf --- spitze!

  4. Haaaa, Johanna, your art is increasingly personal and your expertise is more and more effective.
    I follow your artwork with a constant curiosity and you never disappoint me, it's rather the opposite.
    It's a real joy to visit you my dear! :)

  5. Wowww, wieder so schöne Werke. Was für eine tolle Idee, um das Gestempelte herum zu sticken. Ja, die Farben zusammen finde ich auch super schön.
    LG Carola

  6. I enjoyed looking at each and every photo close up and more than once Johanna.
    The blue works perfectly with the rust as do your red stitches...all so very cool!

  7. Marvelous. I have some fabric sitting in a jar with rusty nails, vinegar and mullein plant leaves. We'll see what happens in a few days. Also some rust water and coffee grounds too. I love your stitching around the patterns. Blue and rust, such a good combo. xox

  8. This blue and rust go together so well.
    I like that you do stitching, just because you like to do it, and then wonderful and unusual art comes out of it.
    You would be a great addition to our textile group, unfortunately distance might be a problem.

  9. Although I've never hand stitched around ANYTHING, I have noticed I've had to rinse my rusty fabric up to three times to get some of the worst rust out before it's soft enough to work with. I'm sure some of the rust was more concentrated than other parts.

    I certainly LIKE that blue painted and stitched part of the fabric. There's something about cobalt blue and rust that just seems right. So glad you shared these with us.

  10. Three wonderful pieces - the rust and blue go together so well and your stitching enhances them beautifully. (I love those stamps!)

  11. Another gorgeous piece, my friend. Pure perfection!

  12. Wow! The blue looks great against the rust! Love it! Chrisx


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