Hello, I am an a-level textiles student and am looking at rust for my current project. I was wondering if you could tell me how you did this as i love felting ans this would fit perfectly with my project. It is beautiful! Thank you :)
Hi Jasmin,I just pulled small amounts of steel wool off the pad and layered it alternately with wool roving, then wet felted them together. As long as the wool fibers are able to work their way through the steel it will all lock together. Then let it dry and it will start rusting, and if you want faster/more even rust color spray some salt water or vinegar or peroxide on there. You will get slightly different colors depending on what you use to speed the rust, so its fun to experiment. Hope that helps and good luck with your project.
Thank you very much, this is helpful :)