Arts, Entertainment & Leisure

Local Crafts

Local Crafts Art and craft activities are extremely popular in the Islands. Every September an art and craft exhibition is held at the Falkland Islands Community School where knitted, woven and felted garments are displayed alongside jewellery, leatherwork, horsegear, paintings, photography and a huge variety of individually crafted items.

Wool is the main land-based export of the Falkland Islands and of particularly high quality - outstanding whiteness and soft to handle due to the fineness of the fibres. This wool provides the foundation for many local textile crafts, including spinning, dyeing, felting, knitting and weaving.

For those who wish to try their hand at woollen crafts, visitors are always welcome at The Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Handicrafts in Stanley where spinning wheels and looms are available for use. Additional workshops are held several times a year with a focus on a particular skill or technique. The Guild is open Mondays (7.30pm to 9.30pm) & Thursdays (1.30pm to 4pm). E-mail spinnersandweavers@horizon.co.fk for more details.

Craft workshops are also available at Darwin settlement. Contact Ken and Bonnie Greenland (+500 32255, e-mail valkyries@cwimail.fk) for more details. These can be combined with stop-overs at Darwin Lodge or Goose Green for a relaxing break.


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