Arts & Crafts Fair

In 1977 PWC Stavanger advertised for a traditional Norweigan  rose templates, and a local woman responded. That year the local woman and an Expatriate woman WHO shared a mutual love for crafting started the first PWC arts and crafts show. A third woman and her husband Played a big part in the show from the start, Helping with everything They could. This was the first show of its kind in Norway.

The Expatriate women knew how to organize the show, while the local woman had many contacts with crafters And also spoke Norwegian. They made ​​a great team. Because They also field That the oil expatriates had problems finding common ground with Reviews their Norwegian neighbors, They Encouraged the sharing of hobbies and crafts. One woman cut silhouettes, and the other painted in the  rose painting  style.

For the show, They invited many different Norwegian crafters two come and exhibit. The elderly living in retirement homes and hospitals had craft space but no place to sell Reviews their products, so the rooms were Also invited two exhibit. Many of the crafters provided demonstrations. From the very first show it was a great success.

The first show was held in Sola Strand Hotel, but the annual event Grew Quickly so it moved. Finally it wound up in Hill Hall in Sola, where it remains today. When the show Became too large for the women two Administer, PWC Stavanger took over and made the event a club fundraiser. To date the fair has raised over a million for local Charities and with over 160 exhibitors is one of the largest in Norway.

From 2016 the Arts and Crafts Fair will be organised by Sola Håndball klubb.

For more information contact Sola Håndball klubb by email: info@sola-hk.no or in writing:  Sola Håndball klubb, Post boks 100, 4097 Sola

 

 

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