Hello, I’m Jay Hooper and welcome to my website.
I founded Orchard Learning Studios in 2011 with the idea of providing a ‘one stop shop’
for all manner of courses and workshops, creating a centre where fun and creativity
come together across all generations.
Having initially been based in the Studio facilities which gave their name to the business,
I have now branched out under the Orchard canopy. I am bringing our workshops out,
to run them in a location nearer to you. Which means you don’t need to travel far in
order to come out and play!
I have dates and venues booked for some of our workshops, or call me and I can
arrange one near you.
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Dizzy & Creative Embroidery, Sewing and Craft Projects
I work in collaboration with designer Carol Kennedy, to produce a growing range of quality
embroidery kits. These are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities, and are for sale
under the Dizzy and Creative label in their online shop and other select stockists throughout the country.
Strand and Deliver
Dizzy & Creative also run a monthly subscription service called Strand & Deliver, with a broad range of embroidery and stitching projects delivered right to your door every month. The boxes contain a mix of projects which are not on general sale elsewhere, are new releases to subscription members ahead of any wider release, and of bespoke subscription member - only kits.
I arrange a fabulous Hen party, for groups of 4 - 20. Full day, Half day, Evening or even weekend. Whatever the age range or interests of your party, I can find a way to engage everyone for a truly fabulous and memorable time.
Please contact me to discuss further.
I can arrange a craft-based team day for groups of up to 40. Venues are arranged
according to group size and location, and choice of activity.
A delicious locally-sourced lunch becomes an after-event talking point, and participating
in a creative activity provides unrivalled opportunity for personal and
Homeworkers can become socially and creatively isolated, and I offer an outlet for interaction and personal development, either through scheduled workshops or bespoke offering.