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Island CraftWorks opened its doors January 2023.

My studio is a dream come true and am excited to teach others about the joys that crafting can bring.

I discovered my passion for crafting at a young age growing up in Brooklyn.  I have been proud to call the Isle of Wight my home for the last 14 years, which continues to provide a great source of inspiration to me. 


My mission is to cultivate creativity, bring people together, and have fun!

 Come and explore the world of crafting with us!

Welcome to 
Island CraftWorks

Gabby Ryde, Island CraftWorks, Isle of Wight

Reconnect with Nature, Reconnect with Yourself

My Boho Crafts take inspiration from the natural world, with materials

sourced from the Island whenever I can. 

I actively encourage participants to get out in nature and

forage their own sea treasures and forest finds,

 to make their craft more personal to them.

Browse our nature-inspired Boho crafts 

& book your next special event

"Discover your next big thing"

From the seasoned crafter, to the inexperienced, there is a workshop for everyone.


Each month I bring you a new craft workshop,

teaching you new skills and resurrecting forgotten creative dreams.

"Crafting is about the journey, not the destination"

My priority is to create a space where you feel safe to play with materials, ideas and craft.


Absolute beginners are most welcome, each workshop will be guided patiently step by step without any pressure to “get it right”.


Clients ALWAYS surprise themselves with something beautiful they’ve created; they leave feeling more confident and with a newfound perspective on themselves and life.


I am honoured to be part of that journey.

Don't just take my word for it... 
See what clients are saying

Paper Flower Garland Birthday Party

Paper Flower Garland Birthday Party

Gabby is so patient and helpful, and will run with any idea you give her! She made my birthday really special, and I have amazing memories with the crafts we created together! -Sophie E., Paper Flower Garland Birthday Party, (age 34).

Dreamcatcher Workshop

Dreamcatcher Workshop

Gabby was very patient and supportive with my son, encouraging him to be confident enough to make his own choices and to try new things. A perfect treat for him! -Charlie R., Dreamcatcher Workshop, (age 6).

Seashell Christmas Wreath

Seashell Christmas Wreath

Gabby is an amazing host and an excellent tutor with an endless supply of crafting ideas, hospitality, patience and as if this isn't enough - we also get delicious homemade cake! -Freya C., Seashell Christmas Wreath Workshop, (age 61).

Rainbow Wall Hanging Workshop

Rainbow Wall Hanging Workshop

Amazing fun for all the family! We all had a fantastic time crafting, especially my 5 year old, who rates Island CraftWorks as his favourite place on the Island! -Farrukh & Karim W., Rainbow Wall Hanging Workshop, (age 5)

Kusudama Flower Bouquet

Kusudama Flower Bouquet

The welcome you receive from Gabby is so warm and friendly. Island CraftWorks has inspired me to start crafting again. -Fiona M., Kusudama Flower Bouquet Workshop, (age 53)