On January 1 I began this experiment with rusty objects (see post below). I waited 36 hours so that the light would be good for the photographs. I am not thrilled with what I got, but it is my first attempt. The vinegar acted very quickly and lots of lovely, nasty rust came off the objects…mostly nails. I won’t be able to use them again until some more rust builds up. Wonder if I should bury them for a while?
Again, this is raw silk that was previously dyed with chemical dyes – a pinkish orange color. These rusty objects and vinegar and water were left outdoors (40-60 degree variation) for 36 hours with a plastic cover.
This was before I washed it.