DWN at Nordic Textile Meeting in Iceland!

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In March-end, we were at the Nordic Textile Meeting in Iceland. Organised by Nordic Textile Art and Icelandic Textile Association, the program that spanned over six days was packed with conferences and workshops and in attendance were textile artists and designers from cross-disciplinary backgrounds.

The theme for the meeting time was – Heritage meets the Future. Here’s an excerpt from the event website that explains the thought behind the theme: “Textile artists and designers arc in constant flux with their heritage, bringing it into their works and using it as an endless source or inspiration. Iceland has a long tradition of working with textiles and have a unique kind or wool that is the main source or Icelandic textile material. At one time, the woven cloth was even one of the biggest exports of the country. Today, artists and designers in Iceland are working on methods and ways to continue developing textiles in Iceland. Now is a time where it is important to share information, to learn from other countries and discuss our future vision, while discovering new textile technologies. How we see the future in terms of textile art and design in the nordic countries.” (Italicized text Source: www.nordictextileart.net)

And if you’re curious to know what was happening during the event, click here.

Here are a few snapshots from our trip…

DESIGN TALKS

To the left, you see Ragna Frodadottir at HARPA (The Concert Hall) and on the right is Philip Fimmano (Studio Edelkoort, NY) at the NTA Conference, which took place at the University of Iceland.

THE NORDIC HOUSE

AT REYKJAVIK – NO TRIP IS COMPLETE WITHOUT SOME WINDOW-SHOPPING ๐Ÿ™‚

OUR VISIT TO “HESPA – ICELANDIC PLANT DYED WOOL” UNIT AT BLONDUOS

AND OFCOURSE WE HAD TO GET A TASTE OF THE ICELANDIC TEXTILE HISTORY AT THE TEXTILE MUSEUM AT BLONDUOS!

WE ALSO PAID A VISIT TO OUR BELOVED TC2 WHO’S COURTED MANY ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE ICELANDIC TEXTILE CENTRE!

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