Friday, June 25, 2021

More than 50 artisans attend the VIII Canary Islands Wool Festival in La Orotava

The best wool fair, baa none (couldn't resist) will take place on June 26 and 27 at the Pinolere Ethnographic Park

The VIII Festival de Lana de Canarias (Canary Islands Wool Festival) will be held for the first time in the Pinolere Ethnographic Park, in La Orotava, on June 26 and 27 and will bring together more than 50 artisans, entities and specialized companies. This appointment with sheep and wool crafts began on Monday 21 with several virtual meetings and other parallel activities, but will have its main attraction in the face-to-face exhibition. There will be capacity control, but access is free and it will not be necessary to reserve tickets. The enclosure will open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will allow you to learn about all the stages of the wool process, from sheep breeding to wool handling, and discover different handicraft activities and the textile process.

After the stoppage in 2020, the Entity for the Diffusion of Art and Culture is recovering this multidisciplinary festival in La Orotava, which has the support of the City Council, the Cabildo and the La Caixa Foundation. This regional event, with national relevance, aims to achieve an international reach in this edition through virtual activities (June 21, 22, 23 and 25) on Sheep farming, by Zacarías Fievet, Ernestine Lüdeke and Beatriz Ballester; The use of Wool in other regions, with Paloma Leiva, Andrea Borrero, Manuel Méndez and Concha Salguero; The treatment of fleece, a fundamental raw material in the textile sector, by Paloma Leiva, and Vivencias de un pastor (Experiences of a shepherd), a talk by Zacarías Fievet, the young shepherd from the television program Entre ovejas (Among sheep).