Artisan Gift Shop & Craft Studio

Gifts, Cards & Homewares

Contemporary Craft Workshops

Freshwater Village, Isle of Wight

Creative workshops in a friendly space

Contemporary craft workshops for small groups.
Bringing you a changing menu of courses specialising in private bespoke events.

Artisan gift shop

Stockists include Island designers alongside quality UK made housewares & gifts sprinkled with fairly traded products sourced from craftsmen around the globe.


Find us in the village of Freshwater in the West of the Isle of Wight, UK.

Just 10 minutes drive from Yarmouth ferry port or reach us along the coastal footpath through Fort Victoria and old railway line cycle path running along the river Yar. Take bus route 7 or 21 with Southern Vectis.


Monday to Saturday

10am – 4.30pm

Studio also available to book on SUNDAY for private workshops


2020 workshops include:

Essential Oil Candle making

Lino Cut & Printing

Bullet Journalling

Make Plant Based Sweet Treats



Whistle and Hound is an independent gift shop and contemporary craft studio on the Isle of Wight.

We sell cards, gifts, housewares and craft kits from local Island designers, British makers and global artisans, ethically sourced and fairly traded.

NEW for 2020

The Rabbit Hole Patisserie & Chocolate Shop. Next door to us in Freshwater happily situated on the corner of our Victorian Parade. Nibble in or take away freshly made bakes and locally handmade chocolate truffles. With a tiny tea room specialising in loose-leaf global blends, organic and ethically sourced direct from the grower.


We have a studio seating up to 8 and open our shop space in the evenings and weekends for larger groups. Our classes are constantly evolving.  Click below to find out more and to book or click on our CALENDAR to plan your visit.

Candle Making

Blend and make your own essential oil  candle 

Knit our IOW Gansey

8 week course to knit your own Gansey join any time!

Plant based treats

Make your own natural raw energy sweet bites

Handmade Spa

Make your own essential oil products

Lino Print : Introduction

Learn to cut, ink and print your own design

Lino Print : Next Steps

Advanced cutting techniques & colour layers


51 School Green Road
Isle of Wight
PO40 9AS

01983 718 400

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