Other equipment and resources

Icelandic wool
Icelandic wool is famous around the world and easy to find here, a region known for its sheep and sheep farming. Handcrafting is a tradition in Iceland, so a wide variety of yarn (colors, wideness, thickness, etc.) can be found in every grocery store (the local store is a 5 min walk from the residency). The only wool washery in Iceland (Ístex wool washery) is located in Blönduós. Artists are welcome to visit to see the washing process during opening hours. 

Textile Lab
The Textile Center is currently building a textile lab, including a felt loom, digital knitting machine, and second digital loom. We plan to open in 2021, so watch this space!


Lambs in springtime. Photo credit: Róbert Daníel Jónsson.