Artisan Gift Shop & Craft Studio

Gifts, Cards & Homewares

Contemporary Craft Workshops

Freshwater, 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

Keeping our rural high streets alive #shoplocal

OUR LOCATION

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.

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday

10am – 5pm

Studio also available to book on SUNDAY for private workshops

WHAT’S ON

Candle Making

Bath Bombs

Macrame

Festival Flower Crowns

Natural Corsages

Knitting 

Sewing

Lino Printing

Bullet Journalling

And more!

OPEN ALL YEAR

WHAT WE DO

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

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

We are open all year and run workshops and private events from our small studio.

CONTEMPORARY CRAFT WORKSHOPS

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 : Oct dates

Festive Wreaths

Create your own natural Christmas decorations

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

Whistle & Hound Founder

MARIANNE SU YIN

I’m an Overner (not born and bred on the Island) and have been on the Isle of Wight for 25 years, based in the West Wight with my family and two Hungarian Vizslas Spike and Milo.

Whistle and Hound evolved from 10 years of creative work from my studio at home as an illustrator, children’s author, photographer and dressmaker. It’s a space created for people to come together and re-ignite traditional skills, with a bit of fresh and modern thrown in.

FIND US

51 School Green Road
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9AS

01983 718 400

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