Sunday, February 3, 2013

Arts & Crafts Fair

Yesterday my mom and I went to the first Arts & Crafts Fair held in Copenhagen. Copenhagen holds many fairs of many kinds, from reptile fairs to book fairs, baby fairs and spiritual fairs, to fashion and food. It's always fun to meet and see kindred spirits, and there is always much inspiration to be found.

This fair held much for many a crafter's joy - jewelry, horn, sewing, patchwork, paper craft, glass work, embroidery, felt, leather and... yarn. And I admit - it was in this department my heartbeat reached volume yesterday :-)

Between quite a few yarn stores one in particular stood out to us: Bente Geil's Geilsk. She has her own yarn brand which she sells worldwide, and runs an online store:
 Bente Geil (above here) and her assistant (third picture down) were so sweet, talkative and helpful, and her yarn was of such a delicate quality - both the wool, tweed and cotton. At a very fair price too.
 Not to mention the models! This blouse, this dress, this vest.
My mom went home with not one, not two, but three projects bought from these great ladies :)
Both of us with a grand experience! Thank you for this.
(Why I didn't buy anything? Because of this. I have my hands full for now :-) But I will most certainly be returning to Mrs. Geil!
We savoured more yarn dellies; at Kirsten's Sy og Strik
...a sweet idea from Nørkleriet,
and a beautiful children's dress pattern from Karen Noe.

Once back, I discovered that I had mostly shot pictures of yarn. What the heart is full off ... well apparently so is the camera ;o)

One of few images that wasn't yarn was of this lady: Frk. Svendsen, and her collage workshop. Wild and funny stuff :-) Frk. Svendsen website here.

All in all a good fair. A fair fair, hadn't it been for our meet with Geilsk. So glad we did!


  1. Jeg kommer lige derfra og kunne altså ikke holde mig i skindet. Har købt pladegarn til en poncho. Den er nok hurtigt strikket, da den skal strikkes på pind 9.
    Fik slet ikke taget billeder.

    1. uuhh det lyder godt :-) Jeg glæder mig til at se poncho på bloggen :-)

  2. Longing for the slightly cooler days of autumn when I can wear knits again. Such beautiful yarn in these photos.

    1. Please help yourself to a little of our cooler weather ;o) I'll gladly take some of your warm.
      But true—the knitting and wearing knits part...: awesome :-)