here.It is lovely to have some good news in these strange times. We have recently heard that Annemor Sundbø, a frequent and popular visitor and lecturer at the TRC, has just won a major Norwegian literary prize for her book Koftearven: Historiske trader og magiske mønster (‘Cardigans: Historical trades and magical patterns’). More specifically: the prize is the Sørlandets litteraturpris for 2020. A video of the event can be seen
It is a beautifully illustrated book, which looks at many cardigans that come from various parts of Norway. We reviewed the book in the NewTextileBooks review series of the TRC. There are discussions about technical, historical and design aspects. The design section is the ‘magical’ element.
The prize was (digitally) presented in May and came with a very generous prize that means that she can work on her next book, about knitted socks and stockings!
Annemor Sundbø has been to the TRC Leiden on various occasions and actively helped with our exhibition about hand knitted socks from around the world (2019) Her ‘Sokkerfoss’ (‘Sock fall’) full of Norwegian socks and stockings was very popular. Well done, Annemor!
SUNDBØ, Annemor (2019). Koftearven: Historiske trader og magiske mønster (‘Cardigans: Historical trades and magical patterns’), Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-05-52211-4, hardback, 400 pp., end notes, bibliography. Price: Nor. Kroner 449.
Gillian Vogelsang, 27 June 2020.