Been to Auckland (again) to see the kids and look what we found when we returned.
Banksias cut down. They were on Council reserve land, we new it would happen some time and they are to be replaced with natives. They were on the wrong side of the track to provide shade and they will provide us with firewood for a couple of years.
But, look at the view, extensive to say the least.
After I cut the previous wine scarf off (which was woven turned taquete by the way) I tied on another warp in beautiful fine merino specially spun for Professional Weavers Network. Hand dyed red, blue, green and yellow. I'm finding choosing colour the hardest thing with Marian Stubenitsky"s way of weaving 4 colour echo. 100 threads of blue clumped together were quite strong, as was the green, but spread them out between other colours and they lost intensity. Also I like clear colour and here one always has two colours together - red and blue, blue and green, green and yellow and yellow and red - which in this case produces secondary colours - purple, orange, lime.
Turned taquete weft, one thread red the other very fine cashmere navy.
Below, woven double weave, one weft purple, one bottle green. These were not good choices as they didn't show up as different. (Look at those selvedges, Agnes!)
And just to show off the view again ...
There was just enough warp left to try a regular twill tie up and treadling.
Now, should I put another warp on to weave this or leave it as I've already been told Tangerine Dream looks like upholstery fabric!!