Monday, 11 April 2011


I promised photos of the garden so here is Iris Lilac and Lavender. It's about 9 inches high.
And this is Erythronium japonicum. I raised it from seed from Wisley many years ago and got six bulbs. Since then they have seeded all over the garden.
And here is a close up of the flowers.

I am getting on quite well with the Megado weaving. I can see the end of the warp. Should be done tomorrow.

My sister brought her dog, Jake, a collie cross, with her and Madi, my grand-daughter is staying with us and loves taking him for walks so we have been to all sorts of places on the Malvern Hills I have never been before. Madi's other function is to give me a hand to clear out a bit, especially work-related files. We have filled seven plastic sacks for shredding today and also bought some drawers for the studio upstairs and installed them. For the first time for weeks I can walk around upstairs as the floor is clear! And I still have four empty drawers!!


  1. Ah, yes - an English garden in springtime! Those photos bring back happy memories of visits to Saville Gardens near Virginia Water, and to Wisley. Would it be all right with you if I see how the Erythronium looks woven?
    All best wishes,

  2. Yes of course. I assume you are going to use the close-up

  3. Yes, I'll do a Photoshop simulation of the closeup, and see how it looks. How lucky that you were successful in starting the plants, and that they're happily spreading themselves throughout the garden. The only things that propagate themselves in my garden are the weeds :-)



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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.