Sunday, May 2, 2010
this can be traced back
In 2006 Mr.MttR and I happen to see a remarkable exhibition of Norwegian knitting in Hjørring. Hundreds of sweaters, mittens were displayed. Annemor Sundbø has saved all these knitted items from destruction and calls them "Treasures from the Ragpile" I still have the poster hanging on my display board.
In her new book "Knitting in Art" she combines her collection of knitted fragments and artworks. She says :"People wearing knitted garments have been painted so meticulously that the knit pattern can be reconstructed stitch by stitch"
When Annemor Sundbø says :" This book is written for knitting enthusiasts who would like to learn more about the background of their knitted garments" I am sure she was thinking of me.
Twenty years ago I made this sweater for DH from Vibeke Lind´s book: Knitting in The NordicTradition.
Denmark and Norway were one nation from 1397 - 1814 so we have a lot of historic knitting in common. Very interesting reading to be recommended.