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Young Irony

Hello again! It’s me bringing you your monthly update on things I have been making and doing. Various things are in the works, but my pet project of the moment is actually a brand new personal style blog! Young Irony is titled after my favorite chapter in my favorite book, This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and is basically a look into what I wear everyday. (Or most days. A girl has to have a lazy day every now and then.) Here’s a few snippets from it! Hope you enjoy!

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Rust Dyeing

In between some freelance work and job applications, I have been working on a couple personal projects: sewing various things, attempting to bake some very sad macarons, scanning and editing recent photography, etc. And something I have been itching to try for a while is rust dyeing, so I set up a couple experiments just for fun! And I found out that rust dyeing is incredibly easy and interesting. See, I’ll show you.

Step 1: Wet fabric and wrap it around rusty objects (I found that steal wool yielded the best results). Douse it in some vinegar and let sit for 24+ hours. Make sure it stays warm and damp though for the quickest results.

Step 2: Unwrap, neutralize fabric in some salt water, rinse in some synthrapol and voila!

Step 3: And if you feel like being an overachiever, over dye your fabric in your dye of choice

I have some scrap yardage lying around, so I think I might play around with rust dyeing on a larger scale!

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