Yesterday I was looking in at Dale Rollerson's blog in Australia and read that she was thinking of putting a piece of fabric out into the garden after she had worked on it a little to see what happened. This set me thinking. I had had an idea for some time to put a canvas panel in the garden to see what marks the elements would make on it but had never done anything about it. The idea started when I saw this piece of hardboard laying about at a venue I went to.
So, spurred on by Dale and Maggie Grey, I have put 4 surfaces out into the garden to see what the weather can do to them. They are, clockwise, canvas with rusty blades, silk, cotton, and satin (I think). They are in different areas of the garden so I'll see what difference that makes too. Dale has been working on her fabric before putting it outside and may stitch on it first. As it is summer in Australia the effects on the two sets of fabric will surely be different. If I can find the time and energy tomorrow I think I will prepare another piece of cloth in a similar way to Dale and put that out too. Good job we don't get too many visitors, they'd think I'd completely lost the plot! I probably have!!!! LOL