What is the wool week?

We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Thingborg Wool Workshop and you are invited! We invite you all to celebrate sheep, wool and crafts in the South of Iceland for one week from the 4th of October – 11th of October 2020. This will be the first time we are calling together local farmers and […]

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Wool week hats

The pattern in our flyer is now on the website in three languages, icelandic, english and danish. Follow us on instagram and let us see your version of the hat by tagging your photos with: #sice2020hat #2020southicewoolweek The pattern

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Wool dyeing

As much as we all appreciate the many wonderful natural sheep colours we get here in Iceland, sometimes you just want even more colour.  Icelandic wool lends itself well to the different ways of dyeing protein fiber. You can dye the unspun fleece as well as the yarn. Natural dyes are either derived from plants […]

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Spunasystur

Spunasystur = Spinning Sisters is a group of about 20 hand spinners that have come together twice a month since 2013. Most own and breed their own sheep and aim to produce the best possible fleece for their crafts.The Spinning Sisters have organised demonstrations and exhibitions of wool processing and related crafts and were the […]

Uppspuni

Uppspuni is a Mini Mill. The first of its kind in Iceland. It is owned and manufactured by the farmers Hulda Brynjólfsdóttir and Tyrfingur Sveinsson, who run the mill alongside their farming with sheep and cattle. The Mini Mill started it‘s business on 1st of July 2017, and a „grande opening“ took place on 17th […]