here is my piece for the latest international quilt challenge.
then stitched a labyrinth of copper wire which i hoped would weather
and verdigris and colour then colour but quite early in the weathering
process it became clear that this wasn't going to happened so i
intervened with a stout piece of rusty iron. once the piece was rinsed
of potential nasties and left to dry in the sun for a day or two i
outlined the rust marks with red thread and burnished the centre with
some copper and pale gold paintstick.
this piece took much longer than i anticipated: it
needed much more macerating in the garden that i thought and we have had
remarkably fine weather for most of the time it was out under the
feijoa tree.... here it is before rinsing and gussying up....