Not a shop, but an association of people, mainly women who are interested in handicrafts. For the most part it is textiles that are in focus.
There are several reasons for these handicraft associations to form, such as the wish to continue an art tradition, learn new techniques or simply to have an excuse to meet. Individual members may sell the products, use them themselves, or donate it for auction or lottery for some social cause.
What to buy: Sweaters, woolen socks, gloves, hats, scarves - you name it.
Åkle - a kind of bed cover, sometimes lined with fur, used to keep warm in winter or to line a cold and drafty indoor log wall.
What to pay: For a 5 NOK lottery ticket you can be the lucky winner of a 2000 NOK worth åkle. For 1000 you may still get the 2' NOK åkle in a stall - that is 1000 off from the chic "boutique" price through a commerical retailer. For instance... Cheaper than where there are middlemen/women, anyway.
Hellandsjø Skinnsøm is located - ah! you guessed it! - at Hellandsjø, NW of Kyrksæterøra. A non-descript factory building tucked away in the forest houses the production facilities and a factory shop.
The raw materials are mainly hides from locally felled moose and red deer.
What to buy: Clothing items made from hides.
Handbags, slippers, bottle bags.
Food bags - very nice, coffe and lunch-packet-bags likewise.
What to pay: Fair prices.
Some goods with small errors in stitching or hides may be outright cheap.
Handlaget in Kyrksæterøra is an outlet for local individuals and commercial craft producers making handicrafts and knitwear. It is also a DIY shop for seamstressers, knitters and leather workers. A small town's "Husfliden" store, as you will find in the main cities in Norway.
Handlaget also sells the locally made leather goods from Hellandsjø Skinnsøm (a deer and moose hide craft producer).
What to buy: Locally made articles for everyday use of hides, knitwear etc. Excellent sweaters etc. for special occasions.
Fine locally made clothing items made for party use; gloves, vests, hats etc. made of deer and moose hides.
Useful utdoor use articles made from hides and skins, such as bags for coffee pots, food, gloves, rain hats etc.
What to pay: Expensive compared to nylon and plastics, but if you want the real thing, Handlaget beats the big city prices.
Small antiques and second hand craft store at Vinjeøra west of Kyrksæterøra.
Co-located with the local tourist information office.
What to buy: Clothing, farm stead used articles and crafts, odds and ends.
Sometimes there is a real goodie.
What to pay: Modest