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Crocheted Coat of Arms for Akureyri in 3,107 Pieces

The annual art and handicraft exhibition by senior citizens in Akureyri, northeast Iceland, opens in the community center Víðilundur today.


The exhibition includes a 180×240-meter knitted and crocheted coat of arms in 3,107 pieces, made in the honor of the town’s 150th anniversary this year.

Olga Ásrún Stefánsdóttir, director of the Service and Community Center for Senior Citizens, said the group doubted the artwork could be made at first but as the project progressed they became increasingly eager to finish it, a press release states.

In addition to the coat of arms, various other items on display have references to Akureyri, embroidery, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings.

Coffee and pastries will be on sale from 1:30 to 4 pm and a market square will run from 1 to 5 pm. The exhibition will be open until May 16.

Click here to read more about the program held in relation with Akureyri’s 150th anniversary and here to read about another ambitious handicraft project in north Iceland.


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