The Greenland Fishery Project – Whale-Making Workshops

Whale-making workshops at the Greenland Fishery

Whale-making workshops at the Greenland Fishery

After the success of the Open Studios Whale-Whorkshops, we’ll be doing more – showing how we make Leather Whales and offering Greenland Fishery Project customers an opportunity to have a go at making one for themselves.  There’s no fee for the tuition but we ask that you buy the whale you make at its list price.

The Intro to Leather WhaleMaking involves a day at the Greenland Fishery in King’s Lynn and it’s split into three ninety-minute sessions,  roughly:

  • 10am -11.30: About leather and pattern-making;
  • 12 midday – 1.30: Marking and Cutting out.  Includes making the fins, flukes and eyes, and
  • 2pm – 3.30: Putting it all together.  Sewing, stuffing and closing.

* Open to customers who’ve bought a leather whale, Maximum 3 peeps per whorkshop. Over 12’s only.  As there’s some big old steps and very uneven C17th floors, the Greenland Fishery isn’t accessible to wheelchairs, sorry.

By booking only: Email to

Diana & Jędrzej’s story at Open Studios Whale Workshop in June 2018

An intro to WhaleMaking… A series of video shorts on YouTube