Traditional and Contemporary Textile Art in Northern Iceland

by Heidi Bergstrom Some people are fortunate enough to make it to Reykjavik but not the environs further away when they go to Iceland and therefore they miss the opportunity to experience an immense and diverse range of culture that I learned, can be had in the country. Encounters with contemporary art of a high calibre are just one…

The Warp-Weighted Loom- Book review

Audur Hildur Hákonardóttir A thank you note read at the book opening event in Bergen City library  December 16th 2016. “The key to understanding why words and images from spinning and weaving are still in use even after we have entered the forth dimension world and the digital age, when the majority of Western women…

Reproducing a vararfeldur

Varar- or Röggvarfeldur   My project for this time staying ast the Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland is making a vararfeldur. The first to reproduce a real vararfeldur were Hildur (hope to meet you sometimes somewhere in real), who is part of this wonderful Northern-Women-Project, Elizabeth from Shetlands and Marta from Norway. They wrote about their…