Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Getting on with Projects

This week I am finishing projects. I have nearly finished a jerkin woven from the Aland Island yarn and with knitted sleeves. I had bought a front zip for it 22 inch long but there was only 21.5 inches of edge so I have ordered another one, this time 20 inches in length. I have set about practising with velvet, not nice to work with.

Lots of work has been done towards moving and the garden is still over the top. two or three years ago, I planted some seed of species irises, raised the plants and planted them last autumn. They are covered with flower buds and some are showing colour! They are all going with me to Reading.

In the meantime, a few fine plants currently flowering chez Pat.

In order from the top, my favourite tree paeony with flowers 8 inches across, A tree paeony from Japan, a viburnum,  the back garden full of hostas, a choisya ternate in a pot outside the front door

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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.