Wessex School of Needlework

9 - 16 years

A sewing and skills school for kids allowing them to learn basics of sewing, dressmaking, embroidery, cooking and so much more

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9 - 16 years


Torwood House School


22nd Aug


3 hour Event


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5 ratings






What families are saying

Matthew Mason
July 2019

the girls had a brilliant time, they enjoyed making posies in the floristry workshop and in the afternoon they made card. Couldn’t recommend the team enough !

Matthew Mason
July 2019

the girls had a brilliant time, they enjoyed making posies in the floristry workshop and in the afternoon they made card. Couldn’t recommend the team enough !

Ellie Murray
July 2019

They totally lived the classes they have done. Couldn’t recommend them more, friendly staff, always helpful. Massive range of classes

Meet the Team

Alyson Hurst
The Bee Lady

Hives and Herbals is an independent business, run by me - Alyson the Bee Lady!!! This all started when I became a beekeeper, my passion for the bees and all things natural grew... Now I make a variety of homemade products using beeswax from my bees, herbs and plants from my garden or gathered locally and other all natural ingredients! Homemade candles, hand creams, lip balms, salves, infused edible oils, honey and other natural products. I have been keeping bees for several years and have completed courses in both womens health and herbal medicine level 1.

Anupreet Attridge
Chef, cookery teacher and food writer

Anupreet Attridge is a Bristol-based Recipe Writer, Cookery Teacher and Chef . Her cookery style is contemporary where she enjoys the art of the fusion of cultures such as her Smokey Chipotle Tandoori Chicken and ingredients that you wouldn't normally choose to put together, such as Lavender Leg of Lamb. She is currently writing her first cookbook ‘Cook, Fuse, Eat and she runs pop up restaurants where she can show case some of the recipes that will be featuring in her book. Anupreet was invited to demonstrate some of her signature dishes in the Chef‘s Theatre at the Bristol Foodies Festival

Becky Barnes
Profesional Stylist

I combine my passion for helping women achieve more than they ever thought possible, with a lifelong love of clothes. And I haven’t looked back since. I've had the pleasure of working with almost 500 women and seeing their confidence soar means I have the absolute best job in the world!

Chloe Savage
Head Seamstress

Chloe is a qualified secondary teacher with 10 year experience, but also a Couture embroidery and dressmaker who has worked for some of the top fashion houses and even made clothes for royalty

Claire Gunn
Accessories Designer

Claire is a freelance designer who studied accessory design at London College of Fashion and both traditional and experimental jewellery at Central St Martins. She has worked with and produced samples for many famous fashion labels.

Frances Butt
ITM Alexander Technique

A qualified Alexander Technique specialist.

Jules Allan
Teen Yoga and meditation Specialist

Yoga and Wellbeing-Regular classes, courses, workshops, groups, one to one and retreats. I specialise in developing and teaching accessible yoga and wellbeing for every body Creating Wellbeing-Creativity, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator, Consultation, Project Development and Delivery· Developing Community & Socially Engaged Arts & Wellbeing Projects, Opportunities and Workshops. As well as a freelancer I currently work with various fantastic organisations; Make a Move, Yoga Keynsham, The Wellbeing College,Honey Woods and The Misfits Theatre Company,

Kate Frost

Kate Frost is the author of contemporary women’s fiction novels and children’s middle-grade fiction. Kate’s children’s book, Time Shifters: Into the Past, is completely different! Time Shifters is an exciting time-travel adventure series for 9-12 year-olds. Time Shifters: A Long Way From Home is out now, and Time Shifters: Out Of Time, the final book in the trilogy will be released in 2019.

Kirsty Northover

In essence, I am a portrait photographer. I specialise in creating images that tell your story. With your family this focus’ on the connection between you all. In your business it would help you foster a connection with your target clients. Similar, but with very different result

Lousie Barstow

RHS Gold medal wining garden designer Louise Bastow. Combining her intimate knowledge of flowers gained from many many years of making gardens with her finely tuned colour sensitivity she loves sharing her passion for flowers with others.

Nadia Saraphenia Achha
Nutritionist and Natural Health consultant

Nadia is a certified Nutritionist and Natural Health consultant . Specialising Nutritional Support for Specialist diets, Digestive Health, Sports Performance As well as being a Model and actress

Nicola Giddings
Professional Milliner

Bespoke Fascinators and Hats - Individually designed and created for your special occasion. Having studied Millinery at the London College of Fashion, I began working for the Hat Shop in Covent Garden, London, before setting up my own Millinery Studio at my home in Bristol in 1994. I design and create bespoke facinators and hats for individual clients, theatrical companies and costumiers. Clients come to see me at my home for a free consultation, where I spend time with them, understanding the occasion, their likes and dislikes and then designing something specifically for them.

Sally Strong
Clinical Aromatherapist

Sally is a Clinical Aromatherapist, with a passion to help her clients live happier, healthier lives.  she will be running our Naturally chilled workshops helping our teens discover which essential oils can help to: Cope with exam stress, Reduce anxiety Improve concentration & focus whilst studying, Boost confidence & balance moods, Get a good nights’ sleep  Also making body scrubs, bath bombs, shower melts and inhalers

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