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 left is the textile museum, which has a sod roof!

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This is a pretty special place. Throughout the building are traces of past artists. Many of the door stops are rocks with felted embroidered cozies and there are other textile touches at every turn.

Ruddle-rocks-textile-residencyFood in the grocery store is quite expensive.. However, wool in the grocery store is very inexpensive.

This is a small section of the wool wall in the grocery store. The whole wool wall  is about 4x as long as this picture. There is also Mettler sewing machine thread in the grocery store. I think the grocery store may cater a bit to the residency? But Blönduós is a wool center, so wool is collected, gathered, and produced here.

Ruddle-Wool-groceryI was more excited about the wool and admittedly bought more wool than groceries.

Ruddle-Wool-IcelandHere is some wool that I purchased.

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