måndagen den 16:e maj 2011
I very nearly fainted as I entered the room and saw this – an enormous heap of colour and patterns.
The Dala Floda folk costume is simply stunning. Both the knitting and the embroidery are amazing.
You want proof?
Exhibit 2: Knitted sleeves in the twined technique.
The long weekend in Dala Floda was unforgettable. This post is just a first preview – these pictures are all taken with my cell phone camera. I have still to upload the 240 photos from the real camera.
Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg, who put together and organized all the workshops had thought of everything.
When we walked to the mountain farmstead she brought her violin and played to us.
(Hon är spelman också)
Her best friend Lill-Karin was our guide – a guide with the gift of the gab (as they say in Ireland). I have not laughed so much in years. She is a natural stand up comedian – with a horse as her side kick.
The walk up the hill and the storytelling gave us a real feel for the way the people in Dala Floda used to live – and still do to some extent.
There was quite a view from the top of the hill.
And then we returned to the treasure trove again.
There is lots more to come.
So if you – for some STRANGE reason – are not interested in folkloristic patterns I suggest that you go away now and come back in about a month...
But if you are dying to see what the inside of a knitted sleeve in the twined technique looks like – stay tuned!