Sunday, 13 August 2017

Afternoon Tea

Burghfield WI is 100 this year and they have been planning celebrations for 3 years. This culminated in a do for only WI members (and their hangers-on). This was a very grand occasion held in the Long Gallery of Englefield Castle. Lots of hats and everyone dressed proper. We had an opportunity to walk round the gardens which are magnificent. We have been here for 2 years and this is our first visit. It will not be our last. I am still looking for a tree to photograph and am thinking of going back in the next week or so.

The garden is flourishing, beams and sweet peas doing well still. The courgettes are doing rather too well. Anyone want an 8 inch diameter courgette?

And here is the picture which you have all been waiting for - well I have. This year's zinnias

And a fine pot of French marigolds

I ought to be doing some warp installation. Maybe tomorrow.

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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.