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Experience Iceland and the wool from our sheep which came here with the first Viking settlers!
Thingborg Wool Workshop organizes the first international wool week and you are invited! Invited to celebrate sheep, wool and crafts in the South of Iceland for one week from the 4thof October – 11th of October 2020.
This will be the first time they call together local farmers and crafts people to wool week in the South of Iceland and the first time in Iceland too! We will kick off with a “Let´s Cast On” event.
Thingborg community hall will be the center and during the wool week there will be a daily knitting hub, numerous classes and work shops, exhibitions, talks and a crafts market. There will be demonstrations of shearing in Uppspuni mini mill and a coloured sheep show on a sheep farm close to Hella, all located in the South of Iceland. Classes will include a variety of knitting tutorials, natural dyeing, botanical dyeing, microwave dyeing, numerous spinning classes like tail Spinning Icelandic locks, beginner spindle spinning, the ancient art of needle binding and weaving on the foot – just to name some of the topics on offer.
Iceland has a longstanding history and tradition of sheep farming and wool processing. In the past sheep farming was the very base of survival in rural Iceland and in recent years wool processing has experienced a renewed interest. Today Iceland boosts a lively community of hand knitters, spinners and dyers. Come and join us for Wool week!
More information about the wool week:
The program will combine the above mentioned wool activities with experiences of Icelandic Nature. You will see hot springs, waterfalls, lava formations, the coastline of the Atlantic ocean autumn coloured valleys and much more.
The journey includes bus transfer and guiding in a small group (max 18 pax), accommodation in Hotel Vatnsholt, breakfast and a dinner buffée. Vatnsholt is also the ideal place to stay for Northern Lights.
Total price: 1.595 EUR – Early bird offer 1.495 EUR until 1st of March 2020. (in USD: 1.750 / early bird 1.625 USD)
Included in the price: Accomodation in double rooms with private bath, breakfast, 2-course dinner, one lunch in tomato greenhouse, horse show, 5 days guided tours in South Iceland, see program, transfer to and from Airport, transfer to workshops and swimming pool.
Participation in wool work shops are not included, because participants choose the workshops they are interested in.
Detailed program, click here!
Terms of payment:
Deposit with written registration: 500 €
Remaining payment: By bank transfer up to 6 weeks before tour.
In case of cancellation later than 6 weeks before tour, 50% of the tour must be paid.
In case of cancellation later than one week before tour, the full amount has to be paid.
We recommend travel cancellation insurance!
Bank details:Bank details: IBAN: IS15 0325 3871 0123 4902 0910 70, Swift (BIC): ESJAISRE (Arion Bank) Beneficiary: Klettahlid EHF.
Please provide your name when transferring.
Prices are subject to change in case of currency fluctuation more than 5%.