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Weavers' Teasel


Posted by Ed Cordes on Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:40 am

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When I went out to find images the other day and found an area of blooming, growing teasles. Teasles are interesting in that they are biannual. They have been used in the early (start of the industrial revolution) wool manufacturers attached the seed heads (covered with stiff, hooked points) to a spindle for the purpose of teasing (combing) cloth to raise the nap. Therefore, they are sometimes known as “weavers’ Teasles”. Please click on image to see details best.
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by david fletcher on Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:08 am
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Beautiful details Ed. Amazing such a prickly thing can have such beauty.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:55 am
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One of the favourite feasts for our European Goldfinch, Ed. Nicely done.

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by Tom Whelan on Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:29 pm
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Lovely image - my favorite kind of thistle.
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by Darren5907 on Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:15 am
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very wow image esp the hi res version.
 

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