I’ve always enjoyed making things with my hands. To begin with I made clothes for my family, but when the children grew up I started designing and creating my own things. I have used many different kinds of medium, such as ceramics and quilting, but have always had an affinity towards leather. When I bought a leather coat at a flea market in Copenhagen I reached a point-of-no-return. I ripped it apart at the seams and made cushions for my daughter, and now I see this wonderful raw-material everywhere….
When I was admitted as a member of the artists’ co-operative Kirsuberjatréð, I decided I would, when possible, only use as my raw material things that I upcycle. Many items have been give to me by friends and family, but most I purchase at the Red Cross of Iceland, which is our goodwill. I also decided I would make items that others do not, such as gifts for men.
My items can be purchased at:
Kirsuberjatréð local makers, Vesturgötu 4, 101 Reykjavík, http://www.kirs.is
Litla Hönnunar Búðin, Strandgötu 17, 220 Hafnarfjörður, http://www.litlahonnunarbudin.is
Blóðberg, Seyðisfjörður in east Iceland, by the harbor, https://www.facebook.com/blodberg710
Þingborg Wool Centre, south Iceland, 8 km east of Selfoss, http://www.thingborg.net
My workshop is in:
Íshús Hafnarfjarðar, Strandgötu 90, 220 Hafnarfjörður, https://www.facebook.com/ishushafnarfjardar/