Creative workshops and courses in a friendly space
Contemporary craft workshops and courses
Drop-in stay & make our craft kits
For adults & children from papercraft to embroidery, knitting, crochet & sewing
Working with local teachers to bring you a changing menu of courses
Artisan shop with local and
Supporting Isle of Wight and British small businesses
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 with a craft studio
We sell cards, gifts, housewares and craft kits by local Island designers, British makers and global artisans, ethically sourced and fairly traded
Our workshops specialise in contemporary crafts for adults, families and kids
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
Talented local Isle of Wight teachers run specialist workshops and courses all year. From 1 hour to half day and evening courses across a range of arts and contemporary crafts.
We have a studio for groups of up to 8 and open our shop space in the evenings and weekends.
Our classes are constantly evolving. Click below to find out more and to book or click on our CALENDAR to plan your visit.
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.