Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Garden - Again

The garden is outdoing any previous performance.
Some years  ago, this tree peony got very sick. Nothing for it but to cut off the slimy bits and burn them and then cosset it but since then no flowers - until this year when it is covered with flowers and looks very healthy

This is Rhododendron Bowbells - thirty years old and about four foot high. The photo above Bowbells is of one of our maples.
And apart from admiring the garden, all the garden pots have been washed and all the remaining business papers stacked in secure sacks to be destroyed. The cellar is declared to be 'sorted'. All that actually means is that all unwanted stuff  has been moved to the garage and you can hardly set foot in it. A massive visit to the tip is now called for.
I have progressed with the lampas samples and have got to the end of what I intended to do. I have 18 inches of warp left and will play with that today.

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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.