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Let’s Explore – Dyeing with Rust

January 7 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We will be exploring the wonderful opportunities of dying textiles with rust. Start hunting around your shed and the local tip shops for old interestingly-shaped bits of iron (non-galvanised).

Be imaginative – don’t restrict yourself to just washers and springs. Things that already show signs of rust will give better/more immediate results.

What to bring

  • Iron bits & bobs – BUT remember that galvanised iron pieces will not rust
  • Wire – BUT remember galvanised wire will not rust
  • A short length of rusty pipe (if you have one)
  • A 2 litre bottle of white vinegar
  • Kitty Litter tray(s) or similar
  • String & scissors
  • Fabric to rust dye (eg. an old white sheet cut into pieces)
  • A mask (for protection from the fumes)
  • Optional rubber gloves (sensible if you have sensitive skin)
  • Your lunch (or cash to purchase lunch nearby), tea and/or coffee and a mug
  • Bring your current WIP to continue on with once we finish playing with rust!

Any financial Stitching and Beyond member who is also a member of the KWC ($40 per year from July 1) is welcome to join our Sundays at no extra cost. Check here for details on how to join the KWC.

How to find Kingborough Women’s Club Rooms


January 7 2024
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Kingborough Women’s Club Rooms
Ewing Avenue
Kingston Beach, Tasmania 7050
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