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.