Sunday, 16 June 2013

The garden

Possibly because of the very wet summer we had last year, everything has put on huge amounts of growth. I will swear there is 18 inches on all the trees

This is next door's tree plus clematis Montana from my window.

And this is a bourbon rose, Madam Pierre Ogier. When the builder put in the new window in the studio, he insisted all the shrubs in the border under the window be totally removed. I was going to just replace them and then thought no, I can do something different which was bourbon roses which I love. Move aside Central Asia I can do better than you! The rose bushes are covered with flower buds so you will be shown more of them shortly.

And these are two newly purchased bougainvilleas. They are not to be potted up for two weeks and must settle into the environment. I realise I probably cannot keep them over winter but have decided that I like them and if I planted petunias, they would not last the winter either.


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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.