Things To DoArts & Crafts

The island plays host to a number of excellent arts & crafts producers, some of which form the Stronsay Craft Trail.

These include Marion Miller Jewellery, the place to go for unique and unusual hand-crafted silver and gemstone jewellery. Airy Fairy is renowned locally for colourful personalised baby quilts, gifts and children’s clothes, while Orkney Star Island Soap specialises in natural soaps and balms infused with a little of what they call ‘island magic’ and hand-spun yarns and textiles. Selkie Glass is fast gaining renown for fused and stained glass work, as is the Wyrd Weaver for beautifully handwoven rustic folk-art textiles and whimsical characters.

Housed in an old chapel built in 1837 and overlooking St Catherine’s Bay, Craftship Enterprise is the island’s craft hub. Facilities include a large workshop studio, a Craft Shop stocked full of craft supplies, kits and books. There is free Wi-Fi and visitor information with local maps in the studio.

Craftship owner, Dianne Riley-Moore and several of the makers on the craft trail run workshops throughout the year in the large studio, helping locals and visitors master a wide range of crafts, including origami, decoupage, iris folding, stitch a line and die cutting, which Dianne herself specialises in for her range of handmade greeting cards, pictures and home and wedding decorations. Visitors of all ages can join in these workshops. Beginners welcome! The Craftship can also arrange crafting holidays, where you can try a range of island crafts while discovering the “Island of the Bays".

Follow the Stronsay Craft Trail and find us on the map.

Craftship Enterprise
Marion Miller Jewellery
(Updated 30 June 2021)
WELCOME TO MY STUDIO! 💙 For Stronsay visitors and residents. Please feel welcome to my studio this summer. It is open by appointment so please phone or email first as I am not always in. My workshop is very small so in order to be able to observe social distansing I have a jewellery display set up in my livingroom. The workshop can still be viewed. Hand sanitizer at the door and do wear a face covering. Phone. 07919550943 email: Welcome!
If you can’t visit in person go to my website and get intouch with any queries.
Airy Fairy
Hello 😀 my wee studio shop will be opening this week (13 June 2021).
Afternoon visits will be available by appointment starting on Tuesday.
Masks must be worn as my studio is very small and in our house, there is also sanitiser for visitors to use.
Starting from next Sunday 20th June, there will also be a self service tea/coffee pit stop available in our porch every Sunday from 12 noon.
This is for any visitors coming on a Sunday ferry day trip. You are welcome to bring and fill your own travel mugs for a warm up. ☕️
There is no charge but there will be a donation box and any donations will be split between topping up tea/coffee supplies the island defibrillator fund

Personalised baby quilts, cushions, children’s clothes

Orkney Star Island Soap

Natural soaps, balms and hand-spun yarns, rugs, wall hangings

The Wyrd Weaver

Primitive/ancestral textiles, rustic folk art, whimsical characters

Selkie Glass

Stained glass, fused glass coasters, pendants, light catchers

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