The Textile Center Residency seeks to promote an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation and reflection for artists and scholars working inside the textile field. We hope that the scenic setting, including the old town of Blönduós and the river Blanda, support and enhance the creativity of artists and scholars by providing them with uninterrupted time for work and exploration.
The residency is situated in a former Women’s college, Kvennaskólinn, and furnished with 8 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry, and shared studio space. Residents also have access to the Kvennaskólinn Museum (dedicated to the history of the school), the Textiles Museum (next door), and the tapestry of ‘Vatnsdæla’; interested parties can learn, over a session with Jóhanna Pálmadóttir, how to embroider and contribute to the ongoing 46 metre ´Vatnsdæla´ embroidered tapestry. Studio facilities include a loom room, dying station, sewing machines, and personal or large shared desks. Each resident is provided with his/her own bedroom equipped with a small desk and scenic view, as well as shared space in the communal studio.
Please note the school is a historic building and residents are expected to follow house rules and respect the museum installations there in. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.