Knitting in the Wild North, September 2010
This is a trip for the more adventurous knitter who enjoys mountains and a bit of hiking in the wild, in one of the most amazing geothermal area in the world. We are proud to present popular hand knit designer Ysolda Teague as our guest teacher.
The tour starts at Álafoss where we will pick up some wool to knit a lopi sweater during the trip. We will then drive the Golden circle, visiting Geysir the geyser, Gullfoss, most famous waterfall in Iceland and Þingvellir, where tectonic plates meet and which is the place of the ancient Parliament, back in 900. We will then head up to the Icelandic highlands, in Hveravellir, an amazing geothermal area with mud pots and fumeroles, where we will enjoy lounging in natural warm pools when we are not knitting or hiking in spectacular nature close to the glaciers. This time of year we may even get to see northern lights. We will stay there three nights before we leave the Highlands for the wonderful Textile Museum in Blönduós. We will spend the night in the pittoresque Old Women College. On our way back to Reykjavík, we will stop at Ullarsellið, known for his marvellous hand spinned and hand dyed yarn with Icelandic plants.
Workshops include lopi knitting, traditional Icelandic sweater, Icelandic intarsia, advanced sweater shaping with Ysolda, drop spindle spinning and more.
The accommodations offered at Hveravellir can be described as charmingly rustic – sleeping-bag accommodation in a timber hut with no private bedrooms. Instead you will get to enjoy closeness to nature at it’s best and a natural geothermal pool. Accomodations in Reykjavík and Blönduós on the other hand are more civilized !
31st of Agust– 6th of September 2010
Price: from 287.190 ISK*
*earlybird registration until 31st of July 2010
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