Karin Flatøy Svarstad
Karin Flatøy Svarstad has been researching and working with the wool for more than forty years. She has focused on the native sheep of the area dispersed throughout Norway, Shetland, Orkney, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Man during the Viking Era for 20 years. Her personal works are deeply connected to the rich and ancient traditions of wool work of the region but charmingly whimsical and contemporary, carrying on the ingenuity and personal expression through craft of generations of women. She teaches, lectures and travels extensively throughout the region, displaying her work in a number of galleries. She has her own cultural center and gallery on the West coast of Norway. This will be her first trip to North House.