Before I left for Carbondale with my son, I wrapped fabric with tea bags and rusty "treasures". I boiled the bundles in water and left them in an old 9 x 13 pan for a few weeks to let the magic happen. Yesterday I opened the bundles, rinsed and dried the pieces. Most of them need a second go round of either more rusting or some dye. This piece is ready for some stitch:
Ready to open:
The bottom of my pan! Ready for some digital art...