Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Chelsea Flower Show

Ruth, Anne and I went to Chelsea yesterday. It rained off and on. It thundered and lightninged. It hailed. And we had a lovely time.

From the top
Two models in a dress shop in Sloan Square where most of the shops were dressed up in flowers
potatoes in the Main Pavilion
Thailand's exhibit
a 'jammy dodger' in flowers and three foot across!1 A jammy dodger is a kind of biscuit - part of a stand celebrating the Mad Hatter's Tea party
Another part of the same stand - note the teapot made of folded banana leaves and pouring out flowers.
All mad and very cheering.

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.