Dispatch from Iceland: A Month at The Icelandic Textile Center.

Hand woven runner rug that I made in residence at The Icelandic Textile Center. 

I spent the month of November as an artist-in-residence at The Icelandic Textile Center / Textilsetur Islands in Blönduós Iceland. The residency is housed withinKvennaskólinn, (women’s school) formerly a school for young women that taught cooking, handicrafts, language, math, history and other subjects.Kvennaskólinn was one of four women's colleges in Iceland that prepared women for daily life and was open from 1912 to 1978. Kvennaskólinn was built in 1879, the looms in the current textile studio are original and were used byKvennaskólinn students.

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Art and the blanket

Blanket season is here. It's mid September and there has been a slight cool chill early each morning when I'm up walking my dog, Penny. I really love this time of year, the light changes in a slow and dramatic way, especially in the dusk of early morning. Inspired by this movement of light, paired with the cooler air, I think about how to capture and translate it in a painting and in a textile. 

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A look inside. Our process and the culture at Studio Herron.

It's almost officially fall, in fact the official Autumn Equinox, (do you capitalize the seasonal change?) is the day after my best friend Leslie's birthday. The nights are getting slightly cooler-ish and daylight is slowly decreasing one minute at a time each day. As a weaver, this is my favorite time of year; woolen season, second cup of coffee season, snuggle with your dog season, blanket season. 

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