At Nest you’ll find a beautiful, fully equipped sewing workshop, expert teachers and a haven of creativity. Whatever your age or ability, we have a class for you.

An experienced seamstress and teacher, Genevieve West has always wanted to pass on her love of sewing and crafting; her opportunity to do so came along when she took over as the owner of Nest in January 2015. Having seen the demand for classes explode, she decided to change the use of the space from a yarn shop to purely a sewing school in 2019.

Gen has been sewing and knitting since the age of eight. Her career has been varied – from teaching babies music to adults' dressmaking – but has always involved being creative.

As well as her desire to share the joy of crafting with children and adults, Gen is also committed to using her talents for community and charity events.