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1  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Finland, Helsinki on: April 19, 2006 08:31:42 PM
I am not much of an expert with Marimekko fabrics but they have just opened a new shop with interior design partment in it where there are some fabrics.

Here are the detales.

Marimekko
Kamppi shopping Center
Urho Kekkosen katu 1, 00100 Helsinki
phone 010 344 3300, email: kamppi@marimekko.fi
Open monday to friday 9-21, saturday 9-18

Kamppi is a new shopping center about 350 meters from railwaystation in downtown Helsinki.

Also one craftshop, Hobby Point, has moved to better and bigger location. It is now near the Kamppi center at
Fredrikinkatu 6,    FIN - 00100 HELSINKI, Phone 09 - 4780 1997
Here is a link to their map
http://www.hobbypoint.fi/sivu.php?id=4
2  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Finland, Helsinki on: January 21, 2006 10:37:23 AM
There are several UFF shops in Helsinki, the street addressess are written under Helsinki on their website
http://www.uff.fi/

Out of theese the Mannerheimintie - street and Iso Robertinkatu - street are closest to downtown Helsinki. There also are some more second hand shops and a good button shop in Iso Robertinkatu- street so that would be the location that I would suggest especially for tourists with limited source of time. Very easy to find.
3  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Finland, Helsinki on: July 03, 2005 12:55:02 AM
Also to add: there are those Euro shops in Helsinki too, where everything costs one euro. There are several in the Helsinki City area including one on railwaystation.
You can occationally find glass seed bead sets from them, some papercraft items, some cheap jewelry, some interesting scarfs (to be used on other projects) etc.

Also there is a craftbook store in Helsinki that sells mostly English craft books. Its very charming little place called Hobboks http://www.hobboks.com/, address Korkeavuorenkatu 45.


4  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Finland, Helsinki on: June 09, 2005 11:40:58 PM
Here are some tips for Craft Shopping if you happen to get to Finland

Craft shops in Helsinki:

Sinooperi

A craft chain, the only craft shop chain in Finland. General crafts, avarage variety, not cheap on most of thing.

3 shopps in Helsinki, addresses
Helsinki, Itkeskus Citymarketin 2 krs, Asiakkaankatu 11 B 22
Helsinki, Kamppi. Askarelli, Annankatu 35 (Near railwaystation and buss station)
Helsinki, Kluuvi, Aleksanterinkatu 9, 2 krs (Near railwaystation and buss station)

Hobby Point
General crafts, big variety, small shop filled with large variety of stuff, some cheap stuff.

Address: Kaisaniemenkatu 3 (near Railwaystation)

Sinelli
Papercrafts, some stamps. Lots of different papers, stickers. Some cheap stuff.

Address Simonkatu 10 (Near buss station, railwaystation)

Tiimari
A thrift shop type of chain shop that nowadays has plenty of crafting materials. Some beads, papercrafts. Cheap finds possible.
Several shops in Helsinki, website at
http://www.tiimari.fi/myymalat/myy09.php

Hope this helps someone!
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