Title: Klässbols Linen Weaving Mill - a woven history
Author: Sven Smedberg
Publisher: Heidruns Förlag
Published: September 2010
It all started ninety years ago in a small cottage kitchen in Klässbol in western Sweden, where Hjalmar Johansson began weaving sheets and simple table cloth patterns in a wooden handloom.
The road from this first loom to the modern weaving mill, where the third and fourth generation Johansson are weaving high quality linen for embassies and palace banquets, is a long, winding and strenuous one.
Although the road to success has required conquering of new technique, the introduction of new design and the building of a well-known trade mark, the historical legacy has been kept alive all the same.
About the author
Sven Smedborg was born in 1941. He devotes himself to the word, the written, the spoken, the lyrical, the dramatic, and the factual word, primarily as a poet and art critic.
"Sven Smedberg is a poet of the great learned modernist tradition from Ezra Pound and Eliot", said the Danish writer and literary critic Poul Borum in 1996.