Fé, is an old Icelandic word that can be translated into both sheep and money, denoting the wealth of the large sheep farm of earlier times. Today however, farmers struggle to financially survive from what their sheep produce.
Icelandic sheep farming has increasingly narrowed its focus on lamb-meat production while the value of the wool has been forgotten. The current research demonstrates that valorising the wool may make it more profitable than the lamb-meat. In her quest for The Golden Fleece the designer allows the raw material to guide the creative process.
The results are unique patterns highlighting the magnificent range of colors found in the wool of Icelandic sheep.