Friday, 26 April 2019

Peonies (Tree)

I love tree peonies. We had four at Malvern and they were all flamboyant. Indeed two were opulent in their flowers. Here I have two and they definitively can be described as opulent. The pink one is every bit of ten inches in diameter and the white one is eight inches diameter. Each flower only lasts a few days and the plants are only three years old and still small. My tree peonies at Malvern were 25 years old and were carefully pruned every summer after flowering.  I hope the current owners are loving them as much as I did.

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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.