I like rusted stuff and pick it up from the ground and collect it in a basket. When I feel like it, I take out what I need to play around. This tiny hanging (25cm x30cm) was made entirely out of "rubbish" - except the base cotton pieces I hand painted.
Three layers of this painted fabric are sewn together, with a black piece on top. Shapes were cut out, to reveal the colors and textures underneath I wanted to show. Then the rusted findings were added and held down with bold stitches of black thread. I was able to cut out the birdie with old scissors, glued it on and gave it a bead crest.
I embellished the whole thing with more embroidery and beads and added a fringe of rusted bottle caps.
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