service included

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A friend accidently put her ring with a crocheted butterfly under water. She gently asked me if I could fix it. Of course – service is always included when buying a ring from Picot by Torhild. I am using silk thread to crochet the butterflies, they are extremely tiny.

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So my saturday has been spent on cleaning, cutting, glueing, waiting and glueing. I also had a ring of my own which was broken so I repaired that one as well.

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When glueing the glass to the bottom plate I use a needle. Yes one need a lot of patience and silent children (which I didn’t have).

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in dialog with ancestors

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I have returned once again to the crochet album of my ancestor Anna Kuhlemann. It was made in the end of the 19th century. Some years ago my mother gave it to me. The album is a loved treasure!

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The crochet patterns and laces are inspiring, I am thinking about crocheting a “shoulder collar” to get warmth from.

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autumn by the sea

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I am in a need of inspiration. The autumn has been too busy and I have felt rather tired, unfortunately. And I have neglected both my blog and my crochet, sorry.
Nature is a fabulous place for recovery, me and my family has spent the day on Gräsö, a small island outside Öregrund two hours drive north of Stockholm.

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provoking crochet

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Finally my crocheted work of art is completed! I call it samtid:pektid, in english it would be something like contemporary:pointingtime.

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Work of art by Torhild

It consists of two pieces which communicate with each other.  The black fabric with a delicate black crocheted lace covers three lines of words. This piece is a reply to the purple.

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Those are the pattern for the seventh crochet turn in the lace (that might be the proper word for a “varv” is swedish).

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The purple lace is distorted, disrupted and, perhaps, mad.

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art museum and the webb

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I have taken a day off from work to write an article about art museum and the webb for the Swedish organisation Konstfrämjandet and the project about art education Konstbildning.

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Torhild writes about art and the webb

Today, everyone relates to the webb in one or another way. The art museums do too. But how? My main concern is how the museums use the web and, as I believe, the opportunity to narrow the distance between art and people.
Tate in London is the leading museum in presenting art on the Internet. I just love their videos! I now know a lot of the exhibition about the late Turner, just by watching the short film on the Tate site.
Tate has of course inspired me when I have produced my own videos about art, on the You tube-channel Torhild Konst.

http://m.youtube.com/channel/UClpEgBl7eTgn5sqtyLiKOHQ

silk stainless steel

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I have recieved questions about the yarn I am using for my crochet for the moment. The yarn is more like a sewing thread, that is, very thin. It is a silk yarn, called silk stainless steel made by Habu in New York/Kyoto.

I mostly use black but I also love the colour Violet.

In Swedish it is called Silkstål, I buy it at Garnverket.

late night crochet

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Covered in my duvet I was crocheting late last night. I have a deadline coming up and have to finish the two laces I am working on.

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The black lace will be sewn on a black fabric to form a mourning veil.

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The purple, twisted, distorted lace is troubeling me. I still have a lot of work to do before it is completed.

My aim is to apply for an exhibition which is open for all sorts of art work, Liljevalchs Vårsalong, which take place in Stockholm in spring. My chances are tiny but I enjoy trying.

The art work pinpoints our race for more. The pointing is central, hence the pointed finger in the purple lace.

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