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
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 – 5pm
Studio also available to book on SUNDAY for private workshops
Festival Flower Crowns
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.
Create your own natural Christmas decorations
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
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.