MAKERS showing their techniques

Our talented craftsmen who showcase various crafts techniques come from Åland, other Nordic countries and Estonia.
You, as a visitor, can also try some of the techniques. 

Brush making

A few people from the organisation, Åland’s visually impaired, are coming to SLOYD FEST and showing how they make different types of brushes.
They are on-site both Saturday and Sunday at 11-17.

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Binding of crowns for the maypole

At SLOYD FEST you get to see women from Torp village team in Hammarland make the crowns for the maypole. They are on-site both days and are happy to tell you more about the tradition with the midsummer crowns.

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Traditional sewing of sails

Pommern sailmakers show the techniques of traditional sailmaking, both Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5 pm.

In 1984 some elderly seamen, who had been sailing on square riggers themselves, started to sew sails to the museum ship Pommern which is anchored in the western Mariehamn. They also started teaching a new generation of sailmakers, and since then the tradition of traditional sailmaking has been continued.

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Raku Pottery Firing

Demonstrator: Paul Bradley, Åland
Date and time: Paul will be on location during both days

Potter Paul Bradley will demonstrate raku firing techniques. Raku is a firing technique rooted in Japanese tradition and associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

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Demonstrator: Les Husell, Åland
Date and time: Saturday 10 – 15.30
Rope-making is one of mankind´s oldest inventions and can, together with knots, be considered true corner stones of our civilization.

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Eckerö Post & tullhus, Sandmovägen 111
22 270 Eckerö

17 maj – 27 september 2020
kl. 11.00 – 18.00 alla dagar