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Uppspuni Mini Mill

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100% Icelandic Yarn made at Uppspuni MiniMill

We are proud to be the very first Mini Mill in Iceland. We have twelve different machines to fully process an extraordinary soft yarn from our own sheep and our neighbors. The yarn we provide is  spun from 100% Icelandic local fiber in the natural colors of the sheep. It comes in different weight that fits different knitting projects. Other colors like blue or yellow, we either get by dyeing with plants or dyeing powder.

 

The Yarn Shop above the Mill

Housed in our beautiful cozy loft space are unique gifts and Icelandic items handmade by local craftsmen, as well as a large selection of our Uppspuni yarn and spinning fiber. We welcome you to visit our shop during regular opening hours. We produce few types of yarn in our Mini Mill. The name of the yarn we find in our legendary Icelandic Folk Tales. For example; Hulduband (the hidden woman yarn. Dvergaband (the dwarf yarn). Dís (The fairy). Tröllaband (Trollband).

The elves and the hidden people in Iceland are said to live in rocks and mountains. We feel their spirit linger in the strings of the yarn, since the sheep that provide the wool are kept in the magnificent mountains that circle our horizon, for nearly 3 months before shearing. The active volcano Hekla being the closest one to their whereabouts.

 

Guided Tours

We welcome you on a personalized tour to see how we turn some of Iceland‘s finest wool into yarn. For a nominal fee and by appointment you may enjoy an educational tour of our mill. To schedule please contact us by phone at +354-846-7199, or by email: huldauppspuni@gmail.com. Your tour can take place during our regular opening hours as well as after hours. Tours are offered in English or Icelandic, but if needed we speak German and Swedish as well.

Included in our prepared presentation are:

  • the history of Icelandic sheep in Iceland (since 874), as well as the history of knitting in our country.
  • The story of Uppspuni‘s founding and the products we make at the mill.
  • A view of machine operation and an explanation of our wool processes.
  • A stop at the loft which houses our shop.

 

About Us

The owners, Hulda Brynjólfsdóttir and Tyrfingur Sveinsson, are farmers in an acricultural area in the South of Iceland. They run a farm that has been in the same family for three generations, and farm with sheep and beef cattle.

They began their process on 1st of July 2017 and during the weekend 17th  and 18th  of March 2018 there was a formal opening of the Mini Mill and Yarn Store. Since then it has been an adventurous journey where people have shown great interest in the work and many happy customers have visited the Mini Mill.

 

Location

Uppspuni is situated just by Road 1 in the South of Iceland, close to the bridge over the river Þjórsá and very close to Urriðafoss, surrounded by the great volcanos; Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull and some other authentic mountains at the horizon. After crossing the river Þjórsá on road 1, turn right on road 288. You will find our opening hours on our website uppspuni.is and Facebook page. You can also find us on Google Maps.

 

 

 

 

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