Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Another Glut of Fruit

This year we had a glut of soft fruit, - redcurrants, gooseberries and black currants and then we had a glut of peaches. I was reduced to freezing them and we gave a lot away. I have just realised we have another glut on its way - pears. This trayfull is only from four step-overs. These are only 15 inches high and this means that the pears are within easy eating distance for a squirrel. Well I am not having that so I picked the lot. I have netting round the 10 cordon pears and they are just as loaded. My attitude to the squirrels is that they have the cobnuts but nothing else. And certainly not the crocus bulbs.

I have been practising on paisley patterns again. This time I used the set patterns on the Bernina. Looks okay. But I am not convinced. I am thinking of going back to arabesques (see this blog) and trying them out. My sister, Dorothy, has suggested using reverse applique. I would need to learn about that but I have realised that I don't like the 3-D-ness of some of the techniques I have used. Not in general but I had thought of using this on a waistcoat. They would not work as book covers either unless the embroidery was recessed as in Alice in Wonderland.

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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.