Art, Handcraft and Design Fair

It is about time to learn how to make a nisse/elf with Christmas coming up, really. But this was just one of many activities I could join at this weekend’s fair called Art, Handcraft and Design Fair at Njårdhallen in Oslo. I must admit that both the yarn shop Projo’s stand and their knit cafe, see projo was a lot more tempting than the nisse workshop. I was pleased to meet the owner May-Liss who informed me that they gave up offering an evening knit café and now organise one that runs all day from 11 to 17 on selected Saturdays and include a meal as well as coffee and cakes. I was happy to find out that Projo sells American Cascade Yarns and are on the waiting list for Madeline Tosh Yarns.

Yesterday, the acknowledged haute couture designer Tine Solheim, tinesolheim presented her new sewing book: Magisk Søm/Magical Seam at the knit café. Above she is demonstrating how the sewing patterns are printed and inserted into the book in a neat pocket, for more info, see cappelendamm.

I also discovered some indie yarn dyers like The Textile Studio, see textilstudio-nt, and tempting yarns (read: expensive silk mixtures!) on cones produced for machine knitting but equally easy to hand knit with, from Anne-Lises Strikkestudio, strikkedesign. In addition, I was drawn to the series of cute crochet animals made by Ingrid Skuggedal Nilsen, partly because how they were grouped together below. What a party, they seem to be having!

The fair is organised by Fager Design, womens clothing in fabric, leather and fur, fager-design. I was intrigued by their website photos, their originality and historic references and enjoyed my day at the fair. If you are in Oslo today, it is on until 17.00. Enjoy!


12 thoughts on “Art, Handcraft and Design Fair

  1. I am a huge fan of Cascade Yarns – very predictable, which I often want for a project. Madeleine Tosh yarns are so luscious. They have some of the most amazing colors! Wonderful photos!

    • So far I have only used the 220 but look forward to testing the fingering 220. I have been looking for Madeleine Tosh yarns in Norway and have only found it in Sweden. I do hope Projo will receive it soon! I love the Tosh colours! Thank you so much for commenting, Tracy!

      • Ahh-You ladies will be in for a treat…Cascade is distributed near my home in the states. So we enjoy a lot of their fibers here in the Northwest. One of my very favorites is their Heritage Yarns which come in a variety of styles from sock yarns to DK weight all in beautiful colors. Then there are the Heritage Silks-the colors & texture will make you drool…it is fingering weight, but you will want to find a shawl or something to whip up in this lovely yarn.
        Am certain you will find a miriad a projects perfect for these jems. So glad to share with you the good things you can look forward to when this shipment comes in. PS…I have had great success felting with the 220 yarns. Colors stay true and the fabric is thick but very workable.
        Happy Knitting!

  2. Wow that looks great. Thank you for sharing your yarn adventures. Oh & those Nisse are so cute, & mischievous! You are making me wish for a Norwegian holiday.

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