My AOH Copenhagen trip

My AOH Copenhagen trip

I know, it’s been a few weeks since I went on the trip to Alt om HÃ¥ndarbejde fair in Copenhagen, but better late than never, right? This will be a rather long posting, with lots of photos. Consider yourself warned. 😉    Leaving Oslo The trip started on Thursday afternoon at the Oslo Central Station area where we all met up at Egon restaurant. A lot of the people had flown in from other parts of the country, making Oslo city center a good place to meet. A quick taxi trip later we where on the docks, ready to get onboard the boat to Copenhagen, Denmark. After leaving our luggage in our rooms we went one of the conference rooms for a glass of bubbles and some fun and games. Sadly no food.. 😉 The boat left Oslo at around 17:00, and with a dinner reservation at 21:00 we got time to get plenty hungry. Sadly for me, when we finally sat down to eat the shock of food in my stomach, along with the less than calm sea sent me straight to bed. Still, no worries, as that meant I was fresh and up for breakfast early on Friday morning. The AOH Copenhagen fair There was a minibus waiting for us on the docks and it drove us straight to the fair grounds, arriving just as the fair opened. We now had 7 hours of Arts & Crafts and lots, lots of shopping in front of us. After going inside I hardly glimpsed the others, just[…]

Lillestrøm sysenter

Lillestrøm sysenter

People are always asking me where I buy my fabrics. They tell me all the time that there are no fabric stores any more. I would agree that there are fewer than there have been in the past, but they are not all gone. Today I want to tell you about one of them: Lillestrøm sysenter. Lillestrøm sysenter. Ok, I know, this store is not located in Oslo. But it will only take you approx. 20 minutes from downtown Oslo to Lillestrøm. And it’ll be worth the trip (at least it was for me). I must confess that I have but been there once. I heard about it from one of my colleagues that used to work there once upon a time. Lillestrøm sysenter is situated in Voldgata i Lillestrøm, and the facade isn’t much to look at.  But when you get inside, the space is big and airy.   Fabrics & notions The store has both a big selection of yarn and home decorating fabric, in addition to a wide range of fashion fabrics. The fabrics are sorted after their intended use. There are dress- and suit fabrics in one end, more heavyweight coat fabrics, party fabrics, shirt fabrics and so on. They even have a section of dancing and swimming fabrics. In addition to all the fabrics there is a long wall will ribbons and such. It is maybe 10 meters long if I’m to guess. There is a huge range of buttons and threads. Also a few brands I have never heard[…]