Salty sea air and metal are a perfect combination to create the most stunning specimens of rust, especially if the surfaces are painted!
On a recent trip to Aldeburgh, I found lots of opportunities to photograph rust in it’s many forms. On a trip earlier in the day, I’d found some old irons in a vintage shop, but it was the weathered metal on the beach that really sparked my imagination.
This working beach is full of machinery. It may be rusty, but it’s in full working order.
Rusty Gears on machinery are perfect inspiration for my future textile projects. The large gears and rusty cable would be perfect for a little dyeing, whilst the surface textures and colours I can see in a piece of wool felt.
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