May 31, 2007

Prica o lanu II - čupanje / Linen story II - harvest


Evo i obećanog nastavka priče o lanu. Počela sam tkati novi komad, pa se u pauzi kratko javljam. Moj dobar prijatelj s Cipra koji je igrom slučaja bio u posjeti taj dugi vikend i nenadano postao berač lana, emailom me podsjetio da mi nedostaje ostatak lanene priče:
„... divna web stranica, ali si zaboravila reći koliko dugo traje da se pobere polje lana. Posebno kad je s tobom selo otkačenih ali divnih ljudi“.
Dakle, evo slika otkačene gomile koja čupa (ili kako se lokalno kaže – puče) lan. Malo smo morali uraniti sa berbom jer je vremenska prognoza zvala kišu i loše vrijeme, pa iako nije sav lan sazrio do kraja, mi smo odlučili obaviti berbu. Prognoza je bila više nego točna jer je istu noć bila takva nevjerojatna oluja, sa grdnim vjetrom i dosta kiše. Da nismo sve počupali, vjerojatno bi ga ostalo vrlo malo, skoro ništa.

Tko zna, možda i bolje, jer još i dan danas nismo preradili niti polovicu berbe.






As promised (and while having a small break from weaving a new piece), I realized that I still owe you the rest of the linen story. I was especially reminded about it by a great friend from Cyprus who happened to be visiting during the harvest time. He sent me this message: “...nice website although you forgot to mention how long does it take to harvest a filed of linen. Especially when this is followed by a village of crazy but lovable Croatians :-)
Here they are, the photos of the crazy crowd harvesting the flax field. Not everything was ripe yet, but since the weather forecast was calling rain and bad weather, we decided to harvest it nevertheless. The forecast was right, as the same night, there was an incredible storm with lots of rain and big winds. Should we not have done it, there would be just very little left to harvest.
Maybe better, who knows. We still have more than half of it waiting to be processed and eventually span into a lovely linen yarn.

7 comments:

Leigh said...

I can't wait to see the processing.

incoknito said...

Samo da javim da sam promjenila blog. Ovo je link za novi: http://incoknito.blogspot.com. Stari blog ce za par dana biti iskljucen. Lijep podrav! joop

Sharon said...

I am so happy to have discovered your blog. Several of the blogs I've been reading have given me a much bigger world view of weaving and it motivates me to learn even more. Thanks for the piece on flax. I look forward to the next installment.

cindy said...

Olinka.........I'm so happy you enjoyed the videos.

I'm enjoying your posts on linen. Keep them coming!

incoknito said...

tek sam sad tek procitala post. vrlo zanimljivo!!

Helga said...

Olinka,
I am glad I found your blog! I am a weaver too, living in Switzerland and Austria (Tirol). To you know any group, institution, guild,... for weaving in Austria?
Helga
www.helgaswebstube.ch

Sandrine Tricofolk said...

You blog is very interesting ! Thank you for all your documentation about linen and weaving. I'm a spinner and weaver in France.