THE COLOURS OF THE YARN

The colours of the einrúm yarn are named after various types of rocks, minerals and crystals. My grandfather, Axel, opened my eyes to the beauty of Iceland and its nature. He travelled around the country and collected minerals and crystals which he registered carefully when he came home where he had a large and beautiful collection. I frequently went with him on these adventure trips around the country. His untiring interest in the Icelandic nature had a long-lasting effect on me. Therefore the colours of the einrúm yarn are named after various types of minerals and crystals.

The einrúm yarn is a product of my roots, the tale of two threads, of the wool I learned to appreciate from my paternal grandmother and the colours of minerals and crystals that my maternal grandfather showed me.

THE PICTURED MINERALS

1001 / 2001 Silfurberg (Iceland spar): calcite, white, silver. Reyðarfjörður, Iceland

1002 / 2002 Skólesít (scolecite): zeolite, light, dim sheen of silk. Teigarhorn in Reyðarfjörður, Vesturhorn in Suður-Múlasýsla, Iceland.

1003 / 2003 Ágít (augite): phenocryst in ankaramite and basalt, brownish. Eyjafjöll in Rangárvallarsýsla. Suður-Múlasýsla, Iceland.

1004 / 2004 Stilbít (stilbite): zeolite, milk white with a sheen of mother-of-pearl. Hoffellsdalur in Hornafjörður, Austur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland.

1005 / 2005 Barít (barite): mineral of barium sulfate, greyish,
half-transparent. Fáskrúðsfjörður in Suður-Múlasýsla, Iceland.

1006 / 2006 Pýrít (pyrite): Forms cubical, yellowish and usually small crystals. The geothermal area at Gljúfurá, Iceland.

1007 / 2007 Hrafntinna (obsidian): Glass, black. Pálsfjall in Vatnajökull, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland.

1008 / 2008 Gabbró (gabbro): igneous rock, grey, coarse crystals. Stokksnes at Vesturhorn in Austur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland.
1009 Ópall (opal): quartz, light brown, green. Strandasýsla, Iceland.