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« on: February 25, 2005 11:12:10 AM »

Gruetzi!!
I am American, but my father's father was Swiss. I have lots of family still in Switzerland. I haven't been there since '93, though!   Cry  Would love to hear from someone there, as I miss it terribly!
Glad to see folks from all over Europe here, though! Sorry my Schweitzer-Deutsch is very rusty.....I understand more than I can speak!
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005 11:34:27 AM »

I'm a Canadian, but my father is also Swiss, and I lived in Basel for two years (1996-1998)...I loved it...unfortunately all my family in der Schweiz are recently deceased, but I still have some friends there...The last time I was there was in 2002...but I so want to go back. Just thought I would share that. Nice to see that there are others that are proud to be Swiss!

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2005 05:53:11 AM »

Hi Nessagurl!
Wow! didn't think I'd get a response so soon! I'm so jealous that you got to live in Schweiz for 2 yrs! Lucky you! I really should have done that myself while I was still a single gal. Oh well....
Where in Canada are you? I'm in Rochester, NY........just 4 hrs. from Toronto by car. (And, gee, if they'd ever get their acts together on the CATS ferry, we could get there faster! LOL!)
Anyway, it's great that you've got friends there. It makes you feel so much more connected to a place. Everytime I'm able to get there, I feel as if I'm "home".
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2005 03:06:33 AM »

Sali Sewlittletime,

I am Swiss. I live in a small town near Zurich. It's funny that you are from Canada, because my boyfriend and I so wanted to go to Canada this summer, but it - especially the flight - is just too expensive, so we probably have to wait for another year before we can go...

I am looking forward to see whether there are any other Swiss gals around?

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2005 09:12:33 PM »

Hi Alexandra!
I'm actually South of Canada, across lake Ontario, in Rochester, NY. My Grandfather was born in a  town near Zurich.......can't remember the name of it......Uster?? Something like that!! My memory isn't working at the moment! He came to America when he was just 19 yrs. old, as his step-brother and step-sister were already here. Sadly, he was never able to get back to Switzerland. He simply didn't have the money to do so.
I know what you mean about the expense of getting overseas. We had a son a year after our last trip, and now have another son. Too expensive for the 4 of us to go overseas right now!
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2005 02:13:22 AM »

I am swiss too. French part.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2007 06:02:18 AM »

It's actually an old post, but I decided to write anyway...

I'm from Switzerland, currently living in Zurich. I really like to live here, there's a lot of things you can do. But it's also rather expensive :-(

Would be fun to find out how many craftsters are Swiss.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2007 11:43:25 AM »

Hi, I'm not Swiss but I live in Switzerland, also in the French part.

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007 12:45:57 AM »

Hi,

I'm not Swiss either (originally for the Netherlands), but I have just moved to Zürich. Does that qualify as being (a bit) Swiss?
O, and Roonika, do you know of any good craft supply stores in Zurich?
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007 02:25:49 AM »

I just noticed our Swiss discussion is under the "germany" group! That's just not right!!!

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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2007 02:26:10 AM »

Hi mini and swaantje!

Actually I not only ment swiss but also people living in Switzerland of cause  Smiley

There's one craft supply store on Rennweg near Bahnhofstrasse. It has a lot of stuff. Then I know one store that sells beads. It's near the tram station Haldenegg. Also the diy departments of Migros + Coops sell some things for crafting.

I just realized that I probably should have posted under Europe in general. But maybe we should start a Swiss group in the board?
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2007 09:33:37 AM »

I just noticed our Swiss discussion is under the "germany" group! That's just not right!!!



I realized that too, long after I made the original post! A big, fat "DUH" to me and my apologies to the German posters! I keep forgetting to ask about getting this moved.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2007 09:35:09 AM »


I just realized that I probably should have posted under Europe in general. But maybe we should start a Swiss group in the board?


I think this is an awesome idea! Then we could move this over to the proper place.
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2007 03:16:04 PM »

Hello everyone!

Well, I am actually an American, but I am currently being an exchange student in the area around Bremgarten.

I was actually going to go to zurich tomorrow to search for a craftstore (gotta love having a GA  Cheesy) It's exciting to know there is one somewhere lol. The migros in Baden doesn't have beads, and neither does Coop. But I will start the hunt tomorrow. I hope to make a ton of amigurumi thingers.

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2007 03:19:34 AM »

Hello everyone!

Well, I am actually an American, but I am currently being an exchange student in the area around Bremgarten.

I was actually going to go to zurich tomorrow to search for a craftstore (gotta love having a GA  Cheesy) It's exciting to know there is one somewhere lol. The migros in Baden doesn't have beads, and neither does Coop. But I will start the hunt tomorrow. I hope to make a ton of amigurumi thingers.

Ciao miteinand

no beads in Zurich? I'm surprised. Have you tried thier DIY stores? or Manor? They usually have beads.

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2007 06:42:40 AM »

I actually don't normally go into manor (it's slightly out of the budget of an exchange student), but I am sure they are out there somewhere, just not as insanely easy to find as in america.

I did manage to find canvases and paint MEGA cheap a few months ago, so I am spending the sport vacation painting until I can get my hands on a crochet hook and yarn.
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2007 12:38:31 PM »

I know Manor has beads, but they're actually really not very cheap.
I just remembered that there is also a bead shop in the Niederdorf. Probably also rather expensive...
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2007 05:01:43 AM »

I am swiss too, but I live in holland. well, actually half swiss since my mum is dutch, but what the heck, I don't care.

I have been in switserland just two weeks ago, but I want to be there again. now! (I just ate my last chocolate Wink.) running out of chocolate is a good reason to go back I think Tongue.

I remember one craft store in 'die alte fabrikk' oder etwas, but I guess that was closer to waedenswil than to zuerich so that is not really usefull to you Undecided..
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2008 11:03:21 PM »

Salü Zäme

This is rather an old thread.. But I only just found it..

Wow, lot's of half-swiss people out there Smiley I'm one too, my mum's Swiss (from Solothurn) but I was born and raised in Finland. Did an exchange year in Bern, though, and met my boyfriend, and will be moving back there in a few months.. So, if anyone knows of any good(=cheap) fabric stores in the Bern-Solothurn area I would be very grateful Smiley (Well, if there is a really-really cheap one somewhere further away I'd actually travel to get there..)

Merci!
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2008 01:18:59 AM »

Whew! I finally got around to moving this out of the German board!! Sorry it took so long!
I hope everyone who wants to find it, will still be able to.

Please keep adding stores where you find good crafting and sewing supplies, along with their locations.
I would also love it if any of you posted any Swiss crafts/sewing related websites or blogs here!

Thank you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2008 05:59:24 AM »

I also live in Switzerland! French part. In this part of Switzerland, fabric stores are way too expensive! And very little choice. I don't know for the other crafts, but for sewers, there's no need to shop in the Geneva area!
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2008 12:55:35 AM »

HI I'm American but I live in Lenzburg which is close to Aarau. There is a store called Bastelhaus (I think that is the name) in Aarau and I think Zürich has one too. It has an excellent selection of craft supplies but is pricey. Other places I found good for beads and other crafty stuff are Coop, Migros, Jumbo, and Manor. 
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2008 05:42:28 AM »

I'm from Germany but just moved to Geneva. And I'm really struggling to get craft stuff, especially on a low budget. I couldn't find a decent fabric shop yet, but I found a small shop which sells only beads, there is a craft shop in the Rue (?) de Dancet, and of course COOP which is quite nice. I also get some stuff at the flea market, there are always 2-3 people selling beads and an interesting lady selling old fabric, buttons, lace and stuff.
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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2008 11:50:30 AM »

there are two nice quilt shops in Nyon. they aren't "cheap" but it is Switzerland after all! Wink  Near Lausanne there is a big crafts store called Cre'Arts.
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2009 07:47:19 AM »

I live in Switzerland. I moved here a couple of moths ago - from Germany. Any other Swiss ladies out here?
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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2009 01:20:57 PM »

Hi out there!

I'm Swiss, too!  Smiley its nice to see that I'm not the only one in here.
If you are interested: I can recommend a good fabric store in Regensdorf, near Zurich. It's called Stoff & Vorhang Fachmarkt. I worked there for a couple of years. They aren't to expensive and have a quite good choice. They also sell yarn, buttons, ribbons,.... And the clue is that they have a Fundgrube. That's a special part of the store where they sell fabrics really cheap ( 5 to 9 SFr. per meter).

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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2009 02:09:42 PM »

I'm not swiss but my boyfriend was born in Switzerland. He's half spanish, half american though. His mother still loves there but he's in the United States. But i have a question, anyone interested in becoming my pen pal? I would like to get a swiss pen pal since my boyfriend is from there and I would love to visit one day. Pm if interested.
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2010 07:13:19 AM »

I'm from Switzerland as well, live in Zug but work in Lucerne. I know some fabric, yarn and craft shops here and will list them:

Lucerne (city)

aarlan (upper floor of the Vögele) yarn, wool and supplies
Hertensteinstrasse 50
6004 Luzern

Alja Nouveau (fabric and supplies) a bit further than the Coop in direction of the Spreuerbrücke, sometimes it has some cute designs and there's a table with fabric for sale where you pay about half the original price and there's a remnant box as well
Mühlenplatz 10
6004 Luzern

Vonarburg Voco AG (wool, yarn and supplies for knitting and crocheting in the lower floor, beads and other craft supplies in the first floor, fabrics in the second and third floor - in the third floor is Fasnacht-fabric, I've never been in this floor) it's quite expensive, but sometimes you can get good deals with remnants
Weinmarkt 8
6004 Luzern

Bead Box (a lot of beads, some are quite cheap, others are more expensive - depends on the material they're made of) I think they offer some workshops as well
Hirschenplatz 4
6004 Luzern

There is a fabric store in the Neustadt, near Helvetiaplatz, but I don't know its name and it's very expensive anyway. There's another fabric store I've never been in the Neustadt. As far as I have seen, they sell very expensive and exclusive fabric like silk and so.
Manor has some yarn and wool as well as beads and other craft supplies like knitting needles, crochet hooks, zippers and so on.

There's an Alja Nouveau in Zug as well, down the train station in direction of the lake and then turn right, next to the Pickwick Pub. Another fabric store is in the Baarerstrasse 60. It's really small but has some nice fabrics sometimes. There are one or two other stores but I've never been there.

I was once in a big fabric store in Bern, near the train station. You had to go in the lower floors, the had a lot of other crafting supplies as well. Can ask a friend if she could give a better description. Oh, and I think in the Loeb you should get some fabric and craft supplies as well.

There's one online store I order from sometimes. It's called cotton-colour and sells mostly patchwork fabric. I don't like all they have but if you browse the fabrics, you can find some cute designs sometimes.

I think that's all for now... Hehe...
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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2010 07:24:29 PM »

hiya! im not swiss either... but i live in lausanne.  im really looking for folks to meet up with.  im just beginning french so joining a meet up group would  be a bit tricky. i was hoping to find some crafty ex-pats in my area...
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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2011 04:11:13 AM »

Whoo I thought I'd be the only one. I too live in Lausanne- I haven't really found any good craft places but Ikea is my second home where I buy most of my fabric as it's affordable..and who doesn't like Ikea?

I sometimes go to flea markets or just buy things on sale in random stores to recycle them into things.
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2012 06:49:44 AM »

I've been away form Craftster for ages as we moved out of Switzerland to a crafting and post desert zone! Cheesy But now we are back.

Re-reading this thread I realize that my humor probably didn't come across on my first post! LOL. Need to use more smiley and things. Cheesy

So, any more Swiss residents? What's been going on since I've been gone?

Near Lausanne you have a big crafting store in Crissier, in the same building as Fly.
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