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Opening for the season

April 27th to Sept 19th 2018

Craftship Enterprise will be reopening on Friday 27th April. The Craft shop and the Cafe will be open from 11.00am to  16.00pm

The “Crafteria” will be serving homemade lunches and teas with a wide selection of teas and coffees.

There will be lots of new craft workshops this year but still some of the old favourites such as peg looming and glass fusion.


Regular Workshops

The season starts with a two day stained glass workshop on the 28th and 29th April with Rosalind


For beginners as well as the more experienced. This course cover glass scoring and cutting, soldering (usingcopper foil, not lead) and assembly. You will get advice on pattern design and can make a light catcher or a small glass panel to take home at the end of the two days. Those of you who have been on Rosalind’s courses before know how relaxing and rewarding making your own piece of glass art can be.

The cost for the 2 days is £130. (Half price £65) for Stronsay Residents

NB: one day workshop available also

May 5th

Introduction to Fibre Hooking

Learn how to hook yarns using a simple crochet hook on hessian and various up-cycled yarns or fabrics using your own unique design to decorate a small hessian bag


Special offer £40 for full day with Simone

May 6th

Sand art for kids

Half days with Lisa am and pm

£7 for over 5’s (younger children must be accompanied by an adult)


May 6th

Peg looming weaving.

In this class you will learn how to create a circular piece of weaving on a peg loom using locally-sourced fleeces in natural and hand dyed colours

£80 full day with Simone


May 12th

Aromatherapy lava bead bracelets.    

The lava beads hold essential oils. Select and design your own bracelets

£20 for half day with Melissa


May 12th

Mirror glaze pendants and bracelets

Select from a variety of designs and make your own

£20 for half day with Melissa



May 13th

Stained glass effect appliqué patchwork

Just bring needle and thread, everything else supplied

£40 for day with Barbara


May 19th

Zentangle workshop

Try this relaxing art form, known as yoga for the mind

£20 for Morning workshop with Kim


Afternoon: Stronsay Craft Fair linked with Orkney Nature festival.

May 20th

Gemstone filigree:

Select a crystal, fit it to your choice of setting, super glue it to the filigree flower and add necklace.

£20 Half day with Melissa



May 26th

Iris folding Technique

Using strips of paper  build pretty designs of your choice.

£30 1 day workshop with Dianne



May 27th

Embroidery greeting cards

£30 I day workshop with Dianne




Materials included for all events 

For more information and to book a workshop  
Please contact us through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/craftshipenterprise/
0r enquiries@craftshipenterprise.co.uk or call 01857 616249

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Crafts galore and much more

In a restored chapel on the beautiful island of Stronsay, Craftship Enterprise is a unique visitor centre for all ages to enjoy crafting. Whether you are experienced or a complete beginner, you can create greeting cards , quick knits, pictures, bunting and so much more.

Depending on the time you have, you can choose from our prepared “make and take kits” or select from our stock to make something individual and special.  There are plenty of examples on display to give you inspiration and we will be adding new techniques on a regular basis.

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Most importantly, we wish you to have an experience which is informal and fun. So you can drop in for a couple of hours or organise a stay for a couple of days.  The craft room is full of light from its 16feet high windows and stocked with paper, card, trimmings, beads and buttons and all pretty bright things for you to make something special.

Enjoy a snack or just a cup of coffee in our tea room with fantastic sea views while browsing through our library of craft magazines and books.  Our shop is full of crafting supplies and affordable gifts.

Gift vouchers are available and will make a great present for a day out.

For special occasions, we can provide all you need to personalise your stationery, favours, bunting and greeting cards. So whether you’re preparing for a wedding, welcoming a new baby, or celebrating a birthday or special time of the year, we would be delighted to provide the venue and/or materials for your craft party.

If you belong to a group which would like a different fun day out, please contact us. Stronsay is known for its warm welcome and has excellent accommodation in its Hotel, B&B and hostel.

As Stronsay residents, we can help you enjoy our beautiful island to the full. If you have anyone with you that does not wish  to craft, we can arrange island tours, walks and bird watching trips.

Stronsay Orkney photo Enza Emira Pandolfini

Fun for everyone