How to Cut Off a Sample: the 2-stick Heading Revisited – Plus I can’t resist: more flower photography

Since this is a weaving blog, I realized that I should make sure to post some important weaving information. The 2-stick heading came up when a weaver asked me for advice about the sett (epi) for her project she was planning. I couldn’t totally decide and recommended one but said to make a sample first and see how it draped, etc. after washing/finishing. By using the 2-stick heading she would not waste precious warp by tying on again. This is explained in Weaving for Beginners on pages 134-136. To see the full post from April 9, 2020, click HERE

Now, for the flowers:
I saw a lecture on photographing flowers recently.

You don’t have to show the whole flower!

Looking back at posts by searching for photography, I see I’ve been interested in the centers of flowers for some time.

I thought it was a new idea just lately to photograph the centers.

I bought a few bunches of tall poppies and spent the week watching them “age”.

That led to more photos. Here one petal is gone.

Looking a little closer at the center.

This one didn’t want to drop her skirt. Her neighbor dropped everything.

I think this stage is as beautiful in its own way as the full open flower.

17 thoughts on “How to Cut Off a Sample: the 2-stick Heading Revisited – Plus I can’t resist: more flower photography”

  1. I’m enjoying your comments so much!! I haven’t done a lot of weaving in the past so your tidbits are so helpful. I have done a fair amount of botanical art though so I absolutely loved your pictures 🙃

    • There are way over a hundred tips. You can do a search for topics. Also, look over the categories to find topics.

  2. Thank you for sharing your flower photos. The poppy centers are beautiful! As you said, the remains of the flower are as lovely as the full bloom. It’s good to stop and really look at things. 🌺🌺🌺

    • These were taken with my iPhone, maybe a 12? I also have a good regular camera Sony A7r4. Shooting flowers has been absorbing.


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