Preparing fabrics for rust dyeing

Spending this morning preparing fabrics for rust dyeing.
When I use my rusty tools I like to set the fabric with hot water, vinegar and tea (today I used red Bush as it smells delicious!) and usually I use the tea bags once I have used the for a cuppa ☕
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I buy my fabrics from @organic_textile_company and from left to right we have silk bamboo, a lightweight hessian, organic cotton and a lycra with organic cotton mix. 🍂
I wrap the fabrics in the tools and bind them with string. I'll leave these for a couple of weeks now (always a minimum of 1 week) and then the great unveil will happen soon!

Mia Herrod