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Puffin Ventures Craft Shop

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22 Circular Rd, Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1N0, Canada
+1 709-468-7793
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A Chat & A Hat

Look no further for a "Made in Newfoundland" souvenir! This shop has something for everyone. Hubby... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
dkb60
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Ontario Canada
Mostly knitting

The crafts in this place are all handmade. Even the owners 80 year old mother contributes. The... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Philip C
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Puffin Ventures hosts a unique collection of handmade items that are made locally. We are located in scenic Maberly (Elliston, Newfoundland) and our craft store is one of those old fashion stores that you don’t see much of anymore. Although a relatively new construction it has been built along the old style pattern of stores that once existed throughout Newfoundland. There are even old fashion items decorating the shop that remind one of an era gone by. It is family owned and operated with the vast majority of handmade crafts/items made by local artisans (much with a focus on Puffins, of course). Here you will not find shelves filled with the mass produced stuff commonly found at many places for souvenirs. Frankly, turning over an item you purchased as gift only to see made anywhere but here diminishes the Newfoundland vacation experience.
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22 Circular Rd, Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Look no further for a "Made in Newfoundland" souvenir! This shop has something for everyone. Hubby selected a toque while I opted for a scarf - both made all the more special by a 30-minute chat with two lovely sales ladies who shared their stories...More

Thank dkb60
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The crafts in this place are all handmade. Even the owners 80 year old mother contributes. The people are really friendly and would likely be open to chatting about Newfoundland life. The husband photographs Puffins so we purchased a couple since our camera did not...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This lady and her daughter knit and crochet all winter so that we can find a wide variety of genuine Newfoundland crafts add unbeatable prices. Just continue through Elliston to the tiny village of Maberly. One of my favourites are the children's sweaters with an...More

Thank MikeJuan
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This family run venture had the most beautiful handmade crafts within. The pride of the workmanship is apparent and talking to the ladies in the shop made the handmade things even more meaningful when they shared some of the stories about the creations. The prices...More

Thank HarperLeeFan
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited last summer and was impressed with the quality of the hand made items present. We will be sure to visit next time we are in the region.

Thank mikej702017
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely little find. I bought a lovely hand-painted puffin coaster and a hand-carved puffin keychain. Very charming! And friendly service too, by the woman who makes a lot of the knitted/crocheted products.

Thank christrox
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Wife is a crafter and she found stuffthat attacted her. Lots of knitting and quilts to check out very friendly staff and the lady on when we entered was one of the knitters. Wife exchanged patterns with her

Thank roncdn
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was the best little craft store I have every visited! It was refreshing to find locally hand made crafts instead of the massed produced stuff you see in most stores. Love that Puffin Train too!!!!

Thank keithY1649YC
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We missed the Puffin Festival by a day but puffins are the best reason to visit Newfoundland and this is the place to see them.

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 28 July 2015

If you are fortunate to make your way to the North East of Newfoundland you must go to Elliston to not only see Puffins up close but visit the Craft Shop to see all the crafts, photographs, carvings, knit items and more made by a...More

Thank Pam M
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