Category Archives: Iceland

Artist Residency in Iceland at Textilsetur Islands.

Lopi Wool – Thel and Tog

Icelandic sheep have a special two-part coat. They look a bit like walking balls of wool! Thel, a soft inner layer, acts to keep the sheep warm and cozy –  like long underwear for sheep! Thel fibers are soft and … Continue reading

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Weaving on a Tiny Mighty Loom

So I want to share a bit about my weaving adventures! Here is the view from the loom I am using.  The loom room is amazing. It has been cold, windy, rainy, and somewhat raging for the last few days … Continue reading

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Frame Weaving by Hand in Iceland

I went back to grocery store today and used my newest word phrase – aðskilin kaup, which means “separate charge”.  This way I can keep my wool purchases separate from my food purchases.. The clerk was speaking to me in … Continue reading

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Word a Day – Ja and Nei

Today’s word is já –  it means yes. It is pronounced like “yow” – makes me think of a cat. Working to catch up; drawings are up to date but posts are behind – so two words that go together … Continue reading

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One Word a Day – Takk

The word of the day is Takk. Takk means thanks! This is how I decided to start to learn a few words is Icelandic. I was in the grocery store and I realized all I pretty much said was hello … Continue reading

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Icelandic Textile Residency

Here is the textile residency where I am staying. The building on the right is the artist residency. Some of the rooms are dedicated museum rooms and are preserved with artifacts of the original women’s college. The building to the … Continue reading

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One Word a Day Project

Halló from Blondous! One word a day project starting! – I am going to learn some Icelandic. One word a day. First day was Halló. The days of my residency are bundled in four neat seven day packages. My travels … Continue reading

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Preview of Icelandic Residency

A preview of what I will be sharing on my upcoming trip: I hope to be participating in the Réttir horse and sheep round up at the end of beginning of September and learning new techniques such as wool felting, … Continue reading

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Lichen in Iceland

My main focus while in Iceland is to naturally dye fabric with lichen while concentrating on an environmental piece about preservation of species. Lichen is fascinating as it is really a combination of two species – algae or cyanobacteria and … Continue reading

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Iceland Residency

Welcome to my Icelandic Blog. I will be taking an exciting adventure this Fall and posting about it here! I am going to be living in Iceland for the whole month of September to take part in an artist residency … Continue reading

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