Sunday, August 19, 2007

Scandinavian Grace

The Two-Some Blanket The Sea Pelt

Check out these way cool Icelandic knitting people.....found via Love Forever.
The store just opened in Brooklyn, NY and features the Icelandic artists Vik Prjonsdottir. Vík Prjónsdóttir is a collaboration between the designers Brynhildur Pálsdóttir, Egill Kalevi Karlsson, Gudfinna Mjöll Magnúsdóttir, Hrafnkell Birgisson, Thurídur Rós Sigurthórsdóttir and the knitwear producer Víkurprjón.
Víkurprjón is located in Vík, which is the southernmost village in Iceland. The company is one of the oldest and best known knitwear producers in Iceland. The production is extremely varied but the largest part involves sewing all kinds of clothing from the Icelandic sheep wool.
The project was meant to revaluate the image of the Icelandic wool industry through unconventional product development. The new designs - woolen blankets and caps - make subtle reference to local myths, customs, and needs. All the products are made of 100 % Icelandic sheep wool.
Check out their website to see the crazy other products!
So I thought they were pretty neat!

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