Tuesdays at. 19-22
Thursdays at. 14-17
Saturdays starting at 10
and by appointment. Price: 1000 isl.kr. / 7 eur.
Tel.: 855 2013 or Gunnhildur 861-8687 ; Christína 892-6902
The Njal's saga tapestry is a new activity in Hvolsvöllur where the goal is to sew Njal's saga in a tapestry form using the Bayeux stitch (laid couching work) , a special type of stitch that was used in the Viking age. The Njal's saga tapestry will be around 90 m long and the yarn that is used is an Icelandic woollen yarn, dyed locally using natural herbs. The project was started in Febury 2013 and as of September 2014, 30 metres have been sewn. The plan is that the tapestry will take 4 – 5 years in the making. Possibly the best known tapestry in the world is the Bayeux tapestry in Normandy, France, which is 70 m long.