During the summer of 2023, I had the chance to participate in the Ós Residency Textile Program at the Icelandic Textile Center, located in the town of Blönduós on the northwest coast of Iceland. This program offers a unique and innovative opportunity to explore textiles, textile art, and design. 
During my residency, I worked on a project to create a massive tapestry that was inspired by the captivating beauty of Iceland's volcanoes. To create this unique piece, I combined weaving and knitting techniques. Every part of the volcano was handmade, and the lava, as seen in the pictures below, was created using the loom-knitting technique. The soumak weaving technique was used to create a bulky and uneven texture that resembles the lava rocks. As a tribute to my experience of witnessing the Aurora Borealis, I also made two smaller tapestries using the same techniques. It was a remarkable experience, and I wanted to create at least one piece that captured the essence of it.