It’s been quite awhile since I sat at the loom. Spring and summer are always so very busy in the garden and with just enjoying the lovely weather; that weaving takes a back seat.
A few weeks ago we pulled out all the natural coloured silk we had and spent four days painting and washing silk warps ready for the cool weather when weaving beside the fire is the perfect way to spend a day.
This is one of the first warps I painted and I gravitated toward it because it looks just like the Raywood Ash tree in our garden. The colours are moss, plum, fuchsia and old gold, so autumnal.
Once I got it on the loom I realized that this is a very busy warp . So naturally I had trouble with choosing a weft that didn’t mute any of the colours or just fade against them. The first wefts I auditioned were moss, gold and red/violet. The red/violet was the clear winner in this batch.
All the pattern set up is in the tie up and the threading.
We have ventured into the world of Brugmansia this year and I’ve just got to say WOW! This is Madame de Pompadour and the blossoms are a full 16 inches in length and these blooms smell amazing in the evening. The first shot is just as she's opening.