You can’t beat a handmade gift, something that is completely unique and made with love. Arreton Barns, the Island’s largest arts and crafts centre is home to an array of talented artisans, crafts-people and makers producing quality handcrafted goods working in a number of mediums to create stunning gifts that your loved one will treasure for many years to come.
Read on for some inspiration as to some of the lovely handcrafted goodies you can find right here at Arreton Barns, all in one place.
Sally at ceramic crafts has been producing gorgeous quality pottery in her own unique style for a number of years. See a fantastic array of whimsical characters including fairies, animals, pixies and more. Don’t forget to check out her fairy house lamps, the perfect piece to light up those dark winter evenings. Sally also creates clocks and house number plaques, all of which can be customised to the person you are buying for. Come and pay her a visit or see her Facebook page for more information.
Hatter and Hare
One of the newest members to the Arreton Barns family, come and see the unique clothes and textiles at Hatter and Hare. Sarah and Jo have a passion for all things Pre Raphaelite, arts and crafts and vintage. Re-making and adjusting items to suit individual style. Re-fashioning and upcycling have become very popular in recent years, so why not come and take a look at their current collection of clothes and accessories. With no two things the same you are bound to find a gift that is truly special. Head to their Facebook page to learn more.
Fortune Leather Crafts
Anders at Fortune Leather Crafts is a talented craftsman, specialising in handcrafted, custom made leather goods including; belts, dog collars/leads, accessories and more. All items are made using traditional methods on site. The perfect gift for that special person who is looking for a quality piece which will stand the test of time. Pop to Arreton Barns to see his shop/studio or check out his Facebook page to see more.
Clare has been recycling bicycle parts into unique accessories and gifts for over 3 years with customers from all over the world. Specialising in making cool items from locally sourced recycled bike parts/materials and also offering a bespoke service, you can find a whole host of stunning and quirky items, perfect for that cycling enthusiast that you’re buying for this Christmas. Come and see their shop today or visit their website to see some of their unique products.
These are but a few of the amazing studio’s/shops that you can find here at Arreton Barns, be sure to head on down today and have a browse. Don’t forget to visit…
Handsculpted gifts from ethically sourced timber
Isle of Wight Studio Glass
The studio, shop and gallery of the award-winning Timothy Harris. See his quality creative hand-blown glass creations
Stunning handcrafted glass sculptures and ornaments
Enjoy local crafts and toys all made by hand by the lovely Nina and her family
And so much more, be sure to browse our full list of craftspeople on our website.