Oscarsborg Retreat

Join WarmFolk and Karen Lewis Textiles on the island of Oscarsborg from April 12-14, 2024!

Karen Lewis has been wowing quilting audiences for years with her creativity and surface design. Along with designing quilt patterns for various magazines and fabric for Robert Kaufman, she's known for being a wonderful teacher. We're so excited to have her visit the Oslo area for this weekend retreat! 

During our time together, you'll have two workshops: one on linocut and one on silkscreen printing. 



Provided with the Silkscreen on Friday: Craft knife, embroidery hoop, paint, gauze, assorted 5" squares for practice, 1/2 yard Essex linen from Robert Kaufman fabrics.

Provided with the Linocut workshop on Saturday: Tray, paint, block sheets, roller, cutter, assorted 5" squares for practice, 1/2 yard Essex linen from Robert Kaufman fabrics.

All workshop supplies come in a beautiful tote with event logos one side and a blank side for you to customize with your workshop creations! 

Participants are welcome to bring extra fabric to print on. Karen recommends solids (without print or patterns) and about 4-5 fat quarters per workshop. A recommended supply list will be distributed one month prior with things like paper, scissors, tape, etc. The supply list will also describe what opportunities will be available on site for purchasing extra fabric, block sheets, and other materials.



The workshops will be held at the Oscarsborg Hotel and Resort. For those wishing to stay overnight, the hotel has offered a special rate for their full board package which includes:

  • Coffee/tea and fruit available all day 
  • Free WIFI
  • Lunch
  • 3-course dinner, a set menu by the head chef 
  • Accommodation 
  • Breakfast
  • Free access to our gym

Double occupancy is 2295 nok ($225 USD) and single occupancy is 2595 ($255 USD).* Reservations will be made on your behalf when you register for the workshop, and you'll pay the hotel directly upon checkout.

Participants will arrive via ferry boat Friday morning between 0900-1000. There will be ample signage at the pier directinng you to the meeting place where you'll meet Karen and Daisy for the silkscreen workshop from 1000 until 1700. We'll break for lunch around 1300 and enjoy dinner at 1900. Saturday, the linocut workshop is from 1000-1700 with the same meal times as Friday. Sunday morning, we'll enjoy breakfast and check out by 1000.

Regarding special requests/needs

The hotel is able to cater to a variety of dietary requirements including vegetarian and gluten/dairy free options. Please contact the hotel directly to ensure their offerings meet your needs.

The historic nature of the hotel means that it has not been updated for modern standards of accessibility. There are stairs leading to both the restaurant and the workshop space. No elevator access is available. The restaurant can accessed without stairs by traveling the incline around the building and using the employee entrance behind the restaurant. It is recommended that participants plan accordingly.

Traveling to and from Oscarsborg:

  • From Aker Brygge, take the B21 or B22 ferry and disembark at Oscarsborg.
  • From Oslo airport (Gardermoen), take the Flytoget to National Theater, walk to Aker Brygge, and take B21 or B22 ferry and disembark at Oscarsborg.
  • From Drøbak, access the direct ferry to Oscarsborg via Sjøtorget or Sunnbrygge. Nearby parking is available and can be purchased at a daily rate. 

Cancellation policy: After December 1, payments are final and can not be returned. If the minimum capacity isn't reached by January 1, all participants will be notified and all payments refunded in full. If your travel originates outside of Norway, trip insurance purchased by your preferred insurance company is highly recommended.

*Estimates are approximate and exchange rates will vary.