Welcome to the
Icelandic Textile Center

Welcome to the
Icelandic Textile Center

  • Research


    Textile Center employees are working in areas of research important to the region.

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  • Textile residency

    Textile residency

    The Textile Residency accepts submissions from artists and scholars working inside the textile field.  

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  • Iceland Knit Fest

    Iceland Knit Fest

    The fifth Icelandic Knit Fest will be held in Blönduós from June 11 - 13 in 2021. 

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  • Distance learning

    Distance learning

    We collaborate on distance education services and projects regarding regional development. 

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  • Kvennaskólinn


    The Icelandic Textile Center is located in a historic house, the former Women's College in Blönduós. 

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  • Publications


    Textile Center collaborations include the Art Residency Catalogue and bilingual magazine Iceview

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  • Textile Residency Scholarships 2019 - 2022

    The Textile Center awards six 2-month residential scholarships for textile artists in 2019 - 2022. This opportunity came via Nordic Culture Point. 

    We will award textile artists based in the Nordic-Baltic region with scholarships to develop and present new work in Iceland, lead a community workshop, connect to international networks and gain insight in Icelandic textile tradition and innovation.

    The third and final round for applications is now closed! We will award one more scholarship, a digital loom residency, in 2021 / 2022 - call for applications coming up soon. 

    Please note that we accept applications for regular residencies all year round (open call). 

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