September 13, 2012
My grandma and I aren't the only ones captivated by the wool of Iceland. In the 1960s, a young Meg Swansen spent a month in Reykjavik and fell in love with unspun "plates" of wool called Plötulopi.
She sent several samples home to her mother, Elizabeth Zimmermann, who promptly began to import and sell this wool in the U.S. Today, Schoolhouse Press still carries this unusual yarn under the name Un-Spun Icelandic. Join me for a swatch?
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Un-spun Icelandic and a Quimper bowl
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