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Ommel festival to gather sewing enthusiasts and professionals in Espoo once again

Ommel festival to gather sewing enthusiasts and professionals in Espoo once again

Ommel, the largest sewing event in Finland will once again be held in Espoo 5.-7. June, 2020. This is the third time the sewing only festival will be organized. The event promotes Nordic design and this time around there are two new themes, quilting and re-use or how to utilize recycled materials.

Ommel is a sewing festival with a strong communal aspect for all sewists from beginners to professionals. The event combines a fabric and sewing supply market, a three-day sewing retreat, and educational contents such as courses, lectures, and workshops. Entry to the event is free.

Ommel 2020 gathers a significant portion of Finnish fabric, sewing supplies and sewing machine sellers under one roof. The event also welcomes exhibitors from abroad but all patterned fabrics must be designed in the Nordic countries. Fabrics sold in the new quilting and re-use theme areas are an exception from this.

The three-day festival is packed with free lectures and workshops. Courses and the sewing retreat must be pre-booked and they have a fee. The festival has interesting things to do for all sewing enthusiasts from beginners to professionals. The program and courses will be announced by mid-April.

The sewing community has received the festival well. Last year there were 4000 visitors, almost 60 exhibitors and 70 volunteers at the festival.

“A good selection of sewing related products and activities. Other craft fairs have all sorts of crafts but here you could concentrate on sewing only.” (visitor feedback from 2018)

“A concept that works and was organized in a professional manner. Wonderful workshops and both visitors and exhibitors were in a good mood the whole time. Nothing felt rushed.” (visitor feedback from 2019)

You can now offer workshops, courses or lectures for Ommel 2020 by emailing Exhibitors have already been chosen but you can still apply for the few spots we have left by filling out a form on our website.

Information about the festival can be found on our website. You are welcome to join us!

More information

Salminen Jenni

Jenni Salminen

Chairperson of Ommel ry, entrepreneur

+358 45 697 4480

Anna Vikström

Anna Vikström

Ommel 2020 festival producer

+358 40 4162516

Kohola Auri

Auri Kohola

Director of communications

+358 40 823 9803