Monday, May 24, 2010

Fiber Artist Visits Our City

Greetings to you all!
I want to put you all onto a wonderful artist who recently visited our city.
Her name is Hildur Bjarnadottir.

She is a native of Iceland and also has a residence in Portland, Oregon. Commissioned to create a fiber art piece for our new Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Hildur conducted an exhibition in a the front of the 'old' museum which highlighted her wonderful ability to dye yarns with native plants.

Pictured below are the yarns she produced while in our area. The photos are a not great in quality as they were taken with my cell phone.

The links below highlight her visit as well as a few of her tatting pieces. She free form tats and dyes her own threads. The 'doodles' are dyed using actual blue and black inks. Meeting her was a joy and we look forward to her return and the installation of her work.


  1. Drat! I saw it in the email the Mint sends out, but I forgot. Well, not really forgot; there were family obligations to attend.
    You lucky, lucky man. Hope you had lots of fun at this very cool exhibition.
    p.s. Missed you at the yarn shop on Sunday.

  2. What an interesting exhibition. Thanks for posting the photos.

  3. Thanks for posting the links, John. What an interesting, talented young woman.
    Fox : )