Erosion Bundle Opening…

April 15th was the day we could OPEN our Erosion Bundles which have been out in the elements since January 1st.

I was EXCITED because I could see alot of fading on the outside Hemp fabric.

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Some fraying of the cording that I used to wrap around the bundle.  The blue twill ribbon was a lighter shade as well.

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Here is the bundle opened.

Alittle damp as we had some much needed rain the day before.

I was disappointed there wasn’t deterioration of the paper like I thought there might be.  I guess this just shows how DRY our 4 months of the year has been!

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This is the outside of the Hemp Fabric – I’m really EXCITED about this!

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The inside of the Hemp fabric is only faded on the edges….I might have to dig thru my scraps to find another piece of the Hemp fabric to see the real change of colour….wonder if I have another piece.

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This is the hand-dyed fabric that was the first layer inside the bundle….there is some transfer of the Hemp colour onto the lower left area, but otherwise in still good condition….

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This is piece of Marbled paper I had made back in the early 90’s at a workshop near Leduc Alberta.

Its only light faded, still in good condition…..darn!

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The foil looks no different.

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this is an old ATC I had left over from a swap….this had the most moisture still in it.

No change.

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A plain piece of muslin (could have sworn I had put a piece of chiffon in there)….

No Change!

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Here are the bundle of threads I had just tossed in from my thread catcher….

Only change a bug or two…they have since been tossed out.

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Over all – I was EXCITED about the fade pattern on the Hemp fabric but the rest I was disappointed with little or no change.  Next time, I think I’ll have to try burying in the ground alittle, but this just proves that we have DRY winters!!!

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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6 responses to “Erosion Bundle Opening…

  1. Dale, you might try another bundle for the summer when the sun is the brightest and hottest.

  2. The hemp looked really cool. Probably the rest of the stuff was too “archival”? I love this idea though, just the way that bundle looked hanging from the tree was good. Filled with promise.

  3. Ya know, I can imagine that this would be disappointing! I do love how the colors transferred. I am eager to see how your creativity is reflected when you go to create art with your bundle goodies.

  4. Alexandra McKeever

    Dale, you might try another bundle for the summer when the sun is the brightest and hottest.

  5. Alittle disappointed but with NO MOISTURE it didn’t do much, so next time I’ll bury in the dirt and see what happens.

  6. Interesting! Did it come out the way you thought or were you surprised?