From the We sew retro-community I have been told that the pattern Hollywood Patterns for my jumper-skirt is dated 1942! I love the web, despite some difficulties…(a completely different story which is not to be told right now).
Late last night I sewed the final stiches, adjusting the length (it does not show in the picture).
It is not easy to combine work and passions. My christmas holiday is over and I find myself frustrated because there are so much else I would like to do beside being at work. Probably many of you recognize the feeling.
So I spend my late nights behind the sewing machine, to finish the vintage dress using a Hollywood Patterns from around the 1930’s. And I do spend my nights on the floor. Cutting, pressing, removing wrongly sewn sems (yes, in particular removing).
But the work goes forward! Despait the major problem I had the other night trying to understand the pattern.
Like most people these days I have been thinking of the terror in the world. My reaction is sadness and silence. So much have been said, so many explanations have been put forward. And please, do keep talking. But still, the killing continues.
Black holes are starring at me in the exhibition Berta Hansson & Cecilia Edefalk Kärlek och Solidaritet / Love and Solidarity at The Stene Projects in Stockolm, opening yesterday. And I once again I feel mute. I keep starring back into the woman’s lost eyes, black bullet holes, pale face, troubled mind. Is she the victim? Or the perpetrator?
A boy, nose up, red cheeks, also looks at the woman. And in between holes again.
Two artists meet, in a dialogue about humanity.
So keep your eyes open, think about your own actions. When do you feel violated? Has the freedom of speech boundaries or can we say whatever we want to each other? How do we show our concern, for every one?