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.
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. It is very important to preserve the Pommern as a guardian of Åland’s maritime heritage.
Today Pommern sailmakers are also sewing sails to other museum ships in the world, and therefore they meet on a regular basis once a week.
Eckerö Post & tullhus, Sandmovägen 111
22 270 Eckerö
17 maj – 27 september 2020
kl. 11.00 – 18.00 alla dagar