One of the most memorable moments from the @textilsetur residency was the chance to learn from Jóhanna Pálmadóttir about her Vatnsdaela Tapestry project. -
Based on the famous Bayeux Tapestry (technically an embroidery), the Vatnsdaela Tapestry tells the saga of the Vatnsdalur people and the settlement of the area around Blöndúos. Designed in collaboration with a local artist and students from Reykjavik University, the tapestry will be over 40 metres long when completed. Worked into a linen background, the yarn used for the embroidery is Icelandic lambswool, spun and dyed to Jóhanna’s exact specifications. -
Visitors to the Textile Centre have the opportunity to embroider a piece of the saga into the tapestry, with their name and contribution to be displayed alongside the finished work. Jóhanna teaches the specific stitches, along with the story of the saga itself and the tapestry’s origins.
I often wonder how so many amazingly talented musicians could be born in one town: Mosfellsbær, #Iceland . Who is their music teacher?! Beautiful performance by @olafurarnalds tonight. Takk fyrir. Hope to see you @icelandairwaves 2019. #MusicIsLife#Boston
Even though we didn't get a chance to see the northern lights with only 6 hours of daylight in Iceland, we got a chance to see and experience some amazing caves, sunsets, Geyers, waterfalls and much more. But more importantly, feels good to be back home #iceland#sunset#novembertoremeber#chaseyourdreams#sundayfunday