Textile Center

The Icelandic Textile Center is situated in the scenic seaside Northwestern town of Blönduós, Iceland. Founded in 2005 and now merged with the Blönduós Academic Center (Þekkingarsetur), the Icelandic Textile Center aims to promote and develop Icelandic and international textiles. We collaborate on research projects in areas important to the region and encourage collaboration, education, and innovation in the field of textiles, textile art and design. 

Domiciled under the roof of the historical building of Kvennaskólinn, a former Women's College, Ós Residency provides visiting students, scholars, and artists with working spaces to conduct their artistic practice, research, and study-trips within textiles.

The Center is led by a governing board that comprises representatives from universities, regional municipalities, associations and businesses, including the Association of Municipalities in Northwest Iceland, Reykjavík School of Visual Art and Icelandic University of the Arts.