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

sewing, embroidery and craft projects. These are suitable for a wide range of ages and

abilities, and are for sale under the Dizzy and Creative label in the online shop and other

select stockists.



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

professional development.


Homeworkers can become socially and creatively isolated, and I offer an outlet for interaction and personal development, either through scheduled workshops or bespoke offering.










Jay Hooper of Orchard Learning Studios

Orchard Learning Studios

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