This was my stall at the craft fair in the Reykjavík Town Hall during the last 5 days. I have never taken part in this annual art fair in Reykjavík. It was quite different from having a gallery on my own.
I am lucky to have a good friends. One that is an interior architect, her name is Þuríður Helga Jónasdóttir and she is experienced in setting stalls and exhibitions.
My nephew Magnús Már kindly enough turned up every day of the fair to sit in for me while I went for lunch, out of the building to rest the ears and get some food.
Two other friends helped me with the stall, Kristín Bogadóttir who is a photographer and Ásgerður Einarsdóttir who takes people out on slow hikes, they both turned up late in the afternoon so I could go off to my work that pays the bills. They all talked to the visitors and informed them of the essentials of rag rug weaving. Fantastastic.
The rucksack on the right of the image is not mine but a visitor's and I didn't realize until now that it was on the photo, but no worries.
One lady thought the idea of upcycling so fascinating that she sent a pair of jeans with a friend, whom she met at the swimming pool in the early morning who was on her way to the fair. I cut the jeans into usable stuff for weaving. The two balls on the pic here below are the two pair of jeans.
Anna María Lind, MA Textile Art Winchester School of Art.