Thursday, 22 May 2014

Chelsea Flower Show

Yesterday, the grandfather clock was carefully dismantled, loaded into the car and driven to Ruth's house. After a quick lunch, we set out for Chelsea Flower Show, meeting Rosie Price at Sloan Street Tube Station.

Meet Mabel and her son, Horace, who have taken up residence in my garden. They came from the first stall we saw inside the show ground and it was difficult to get them back to Egham because Mabel weighs a lot. There was a lot of sculpture around.
A blue glass agapanthus - large.
These dark red lilies really are this colour.
A lovely display of vegetables. The cream roots to the front left are horseradish. I collected lots of catalogues -  coffee time reading for a few days. I found a supplier of auriculas and must order some. They said they bult their own auricular theatres and I could do quite well by buying an old bookcase. I shall keep an idea on freecycle. We were all tired at 8 o'clock and went home.

Today I have driven home, unpacked and started tidying up in the studio. I have already found a missing page for a book I want to bind. I msut go and see what else I can find.


  1. Love those pigs! No wonder you wanted to bring them home. I have fond memories of the Chelsea Flower Show - we went every year were there.

  2. They were literally the first thing we saw inside the showground! A bit difficult getting them home but the firm would not post them so we just had to cope!



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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.