Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village

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Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village is on the edge of Gharb on the St Lawrenz road. This is a popular stop for coach tours who visit in the morning, when most of the workshops are working. There are fewer visitors in the afternoon so workshops and some shops are shut.

There was a reasonable selection of glass for sale in Gozo glass. There was a shop selling carved sandstone and onyx, all beautifully displayed to disguise the fact there was little stock for sale. There was a shop specialising in lace ('handmade by my mother') but it was more expensive and a poorer selection than Gozo Craft Heritage by the Knight’s Wash Houses in Fontana. This also a selection of small, very nice water colour paintings for sale. Finally there was an Aladdin’s cave shop which was dark inside and piled high with lace, knitted items and general tourist tat.

All in all we were very disappointed by the Crafts Village which didn’t live up to the advertising literature. However it was afternoon when we visited. It may be better in the morning when workshops are open.

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