The Greenland Fishery Project – Shop

About The Greenland Fishery Project

Leather Whales are an integral part of The Greenland Fishery Project. The Whale Whorkshop is a buzzing hive of creative activity, at the heart of The Greenland Fishery Project.  The Greenland Fishery is historically the focal point of Lynn’s Whaling Heritage – the Project is keeping that heritage alive, and writing a new chapter on Whaling in the twenty-first century.

Whalemaking

We created the process of Whalemaking from scratch; we made the patterns, developed the techniques and discovered the materials and tools that make our Leather Whales unique. If you’d like to try your hand at Whalemaking, or give the gift of a Whalemaking Day – just send a message to admin@greenland-fishery.org.uk

The Leather Whales

Our Whalemakers use carefully selected leathers from the finest suppliers. We use many different colours, textures and patterns. The leather will change according to availability.  That means every whale is unique. The eyes are glass, and have a metal pin which secures them – and that’s why we say they’re not toys for very small children.
Selected whales are available in Cambridge Contemporary Crafts.  And, occasionally we have a market stall at All Saints Garden Art & Craft Market, on Saturdays, in Trinity St, Cambridge.

We’ll eagerly take on commissions if there’s something specific you’d like… contact us at admin@greenland-fishery.org.uk

The whales we’ve chosen are all Arctic species, those being the ones our historical hunters would have encountered on their voyages.  Our whales are arranged in categories taken from Moby Dick, Chapter 32 Cetology.

About ‘On Back-Order’

“On Back-Order” means that the one in the photo has gone to a new home and we’ll need to make another, so it’s more like “Made to Order“.  Contact Us if you have questions

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