Things To DoAdmire Stronsay’s Arts & Crafts
During your visit, take time to admire Stronsay’s arts and crafts. The landscape of Stronsay has inspired many creative artists. Several of these have workshops which welcome visitors and form the Stronsay Craft Trail. Products from other makers can be found for sale in the Fish Mart Cafe.
The following artists have agreed to open their workshops to visitors as part of the Craft Trail:
- Airy Fairy creates colourful personalised baby quilts, gifts and children’s clothes.
- Craftship Enterprise, housed in an old chapel built in 1837, has a well-stocked craft shop and holds weekly meetings on a Thursday, where visitors can join residents for a relaxing afternoon making a variety of projects.
- Marion Miller Jewellery produces unique, hand-crafted silver and gemstone jewellery.
- Orkney Star Island Soap produces natural soaps and balms infused with a little ‘island magic’ and hand-spun yarns and textiles.
- Selkie Glass makes beautiful fused and stained glass work. Commissions welcome.
- The Wyrd Weaver makes beautifully handwoven rustic folk-art textiles and whimsical characters.
To view a map locating these crafters on the Stronsay Craft Trail, click here.
The following artists do not yet have workshops that can be visited, but they do have crafts for sale in the Fish Mart Cafe:
Holmsgarth Crafts makes colourful bags and other gifts that can be personalised, as well as seasonal items which are beautifully embroidered.
Aurora Waves produces handcrafted items reflecting the Stronsay environment, including beautifully turned pens.
The Wyrd Weaver, mentioned above, also has some items for sale at the Fish Mart Cafe.