I just had to start yet another crochet. :) I am using the same pattern, a sun fan, but a black silk yarn. I know, I am hopeless, but I have a new idea – a black lace to a black mourning veil.
My critical crochet has moved a little bit forward. I am thinking of crafting and lost knowledge, instead of working with our hands we are going shopping. In my crochet the pointed finger symbolises the change of society. When we want something we point at it, it is a gesture that we learn as one year olds.
An extraodinary art exhibition is taking place in the church and buildings nearby in Gåxsjö, a tiny village in Jämtland. Paintings, photography, embroidary are on display. Among the artists are the painters Cecilia Edefalk, Berta Hansson, Torsten Andersson and Paul Fägerskiöld. The latter has recieved one of the finest art scholarships in Sweden, Fredrik Roos stipendium.
Cecilia Edefalk’s interest concern the hidden. In a white and grey painting she lets the author August Strindberg to step out of the mist. Cecilia Edefalk has written about her relationship with Strindberg, she has communicated with the celebrity, although dead ages ago.
Art works by Berta Hansson share the space with Edefalk. Her birds, painted when very old and only with her fingers because of her poor sight, are flying into the unknown.
The monocrome paintings by Pål Fägerskiöld are exhibit together with his family members, Andreas Fägerskiöld and Lennart Fägerskiöld in the church. In four yellow and white big paintings Lennart Fägerskiöld also works with the hidden. The yellow paint is covered with thick layers of white paint.
Curator for the exhibition is Gert Andersson from Raftsjöhöjden. Hammerdals konstförening has participated in the arrangement.
I have started a completely different crochet project. It begins as a lace and I crochet according to an old pattern. But after two repetitions the lace will be distorted. What I am trying to express is a critical view upon society – and it might work (I hope).
I have chosen a purple silk thread with a metal cord, in swedish it is called silkestål.
The village Hammerdal in Jämtland is a small cultural centre. Many artists, such as the painter Berta Hansson, writer Sara Lidman and wood sculpter Lina Eriksson from Lycktorpet, have lived there. Earlier I made a video about Lina (Check it out on youtube Torhild Konst). She was born in a cottage at Fyrsjövallen 1894. She had six siblings and had to work when very young. When guarding the kettle she started to carv in wood. She was very persistent and continued her art work despite her mother’s protests.
On sunday I went to a local auction and to my happiness they sold an art work by Lina! Dear, I got nerveous, I wanted to buy the sculptur – a beautiful madonna with child – but what if someone else wanted it too?
I got it! And I love it.
Yesterday we went to the outdoor museum Jamtli in Östersund. I had my hair net on and wore a 40’s dress which I just bought in Strömsund. It was a success! At the house called Per Albin-torpet, built 1937, my outfit was perfect. I even had to explain how my hair net was crocheted.
In the different houses at Jamtli actors work.
After a busy day with painting a floor, cleaning and painting an old chair and washing clothes by hand out doors I decided to work with my crochet. Tired? Yes, a bit…
But I had to paint the hutches black for the crocheted bracelets with leather band. Well, I wanted.
I found these at a flee market, they are beautiful, but no, not black.