Arts and crafts, handmade in Orkney

Kirkwall, Scotland

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Skate Rumple Orkney


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About SkateRumpleOrkney

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On Etsy since 2015

A small family arts and crafts business in Orkney; home to four gorgeous alpacas as well as menagerie of other animals.

Orkney is an incredibly creative place, not to mention inspiring with it's beautiful light, friendly culture and stunning scenery. (We won't mention the extreme weather!) We live in Deerness, which is 'almost an island', joined onto the Mainland by a very narrow road. We are literally surrounded by sea, and Nick never comes back empty handed from a trip to the beach. After collecting artist bears for years, not to mention a love of Paddington, Mandy began making her own. Each one has it's own character, no two ever being alike, and she often names her bears with Norse/Orcadian names, such as Thorfinn, Erlend and Haakon. Orkney is rich in folklore, wildlife and history, and Ellen fills her sketchbooks with 'trows', witches, puffins, seals, Vikings and Neolithic inspired art.
As you've probably spotted, we have four gorgeous alpacas, as well pigs, goats and quite a few feathered friends. You can book to visit the farm, meet our menagerie and eat lots of cake in the Bothy!
Thanks for looking at our Etsy shop,
Mandy, Nick and Ellen x

Shop members

  • Mandy

    Teddy-Bear Maker, Photographer, Owner

    It all started with Paddington Bear...

  • Nick

    Driftwood Boat Craftsman, Creator, Owner

    Off beach-combing for local driftwood...

  • Ellen

    Artist, Designer, Owner

    Probably doodling a goblin...

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Last updated on 11 Dec, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Each teddy comes with a tag: you can customize it's name, date of birth, and what he or she likes.

Do the alpacas operate the laser-cutter?

No! Their toes are too big.

Wholesale availability

We do wholesale on our laser cut items, enamel pins and bags. Message us for prices and info.

Are all your products made in Orkney?

Most of our items are made in Orkney. All teddy bears and boats are crafted by us at home in Deerness. Our laser cut items are designed by us and cut on our laser-cutter machine. All cards are painted at home and then printed and packaged in Orkney. Our enamel pins and tote bags are designed at home and then sent away for manufacture in the UK.

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