Monday, October 11, 2021

Felt Inspired by my adventure in Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice

Diverse and beautiful, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, as well as some of the world's most active volcanoes. The Icelandic landscape is characterized by a huge number of waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, and steaming lava fields, reminiscent of an almost alien landscape. 

This magical, otherworldly landscape inspired me to create felted garments.  This short slideshow reflects some of the landscape along with my interpretation.

Iceland was the perfect place for this southern California gal to wear her felted garments and accessories.  I was actually surprised to not see much felt there but the hand knit sweaters are gorgeous and I treated myself to one.   

Wool Road in South Iceland

Pingborg Knit Shop in Flóahreppur⁩, ⁨South Iceland⁩, ⁨Iceland⁩

The sweater I bought at Pingborg.

For a more in depth look into our two week adventure around Iceland via the ring road, take a look at my 12 minute slideshow HERE.  

We booked the trip through Nordic Visitor, which I would highly recommend.  They took car of everything from the car rental which was equipped with invaluable Wifi, our lodging with breakfast, and the extras which for us included horseback riding, helicopter tour, Blue Lagoon, Baths at Vok and whale watching in Husavik which was unfortunately cancelled due to weather. I thought the Blue Lagoon would be too commercial and overrated but it was fantastic.  Do not miss it if you plan a trip to Iceland.