Thursday, April 15, 2010

revealing the contents

Today is the day of the retrieving, harvesting, unveiling, and unwrapping of the erosion bundles we've buried or left outside for the past few months.

My kitty assistant and I started unwrapping the bundle this morning.

I had forgotten how many layers of fabrics, papers, and assorted objects were contained in the bundle.

The results included a few mottled pieces of fabric but not particularly much rusting. The biggest surprise was the aroma of the star anise as I started unwrapping.









Tumeric created the most effect, infusing the fabrics with shades of yellow.
 
 
  









The pink and blue shades are from a couple of craft feathers I included in the bundle. There were also imprints from the star anise and a few rose petals.

21 comments:

Bea said...

Some very interesting things have happened in your bundle. :)Bea

Mrs Moen said...

I think you have wrapped your bundle wisely having that much results. I'll try different objects too next time; the long and cold winter did not excactly do wonders rustwise.
I'm looking forward to see what you'll make from your bundle!

Chrissie said...

Oh these are lovely! The aroma from the spices I chose didn't survive the English winter sadly!

bad penny said...

great idea to use the star anis . Mine had several bugs which I carefully blew off.
Next time I'm going to only use naturl things as I'm so pleased with the leaf - can you believe it - it was a red Poincetta leaf !

Kris Henderson said...

I am just thrilled that you got a pleasant scent from you bundle!! Your interesting goodies have left a trace of their existence in your bundle. Love this!

Fabric Art said...

Deborah your bundle looks amazing, I enlarge your pictures so I really could see changes.
Anni

Mary said...

That looks really cool. How do you plan to use it now that that stage is finished?

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

You put so much thought into your bundle, I love the use of fabric and spices. It's interesting to see what changes and what dosn't.Looking forward to seeing where you go from here...

rachel whetzel said...

I love this! It's like you made Erosion TEA!!

(hey)Jude said...

I agree with Rachel! You included things I would never have thought of. Items with smells and tiny shapes and soft indents and changes. A very sweet bundle...
(hey)Jude
www.strawmountainblog.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

Very cool, I really must try this!

Sandra said...

You've got lovely prints here.
I still have to open my bundle...:)

jasmine said...

Your erosion bundle looks fabulous. I wish I'd been a little more prepared for my bundle. I found out after it had started and threw together what was immediately at hand. Still lots of fun and excitement.

One of hte first dyes i used was turmeric. It fades to a lovely sand colour with time on wool.

Thank you for your kind comment today. I's like to visit here again xJ

Doreen G said...

I love the effects from the Tumeric and the colour as well.

sewpam63 said...

Be still my heart...I've been waiting for this!!! I LOVE what the herbs imparted. Thanks for sharing this, Deborah. : )

Abigail Thomas said...

cool! its unwrapping time! I've lest mine a few more days because I started mine late. But I think my curiosity may overcome today! cant wait to see what you do with it.

ParisMaddy said...

Hello, hello---how have you been?

Some fun effects your bundle gave you. Did you hang it or bury it?

I like the star imprint. That would be great fussy cut in something to highlight the star, don't you think?

Sharon said...

My bundle was munched on and destroyed by the Elk. :-( ! I love your first piece. (words) Well back to the garden. I just left it for a few moments to see what was happening in the world.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Some lovely photos of your bundle. You have some interesting bits and bobs to work with and I look forward to seeing what you create :o)

Barbara said...

I love this, just started to follow The Erosion Bundle Project blog! I, as well, wonder what's next for your bundle now that you've opened it up? Is there a next step?

Deborah said...

This bundle was hung but I imagine you could get an interesting result by burying it. I think some participants did that. At this point I'm not sure what I'm going to create. Either a small quilt or possibly a fabric book.