Join London based designer, maker and shop-owner Jessie Chorley for one of two special spring workshops to explore Jessie’s unique hand-embroidery and appliqué style as she helps you to create your own stories with stitch. Jessie will show you how she uses her needle and threads as drawing tools to illustrate with and also to incorporate and secure found items of interest. Collecting items to incorporate in her work is a large part of both Jessie’s practice and her inspiration.
This workshop will start with Jessie showing and helping you to create a hand-stitched fabric book. You will then go on to use a mixture of fabric paints, hand-embroidery and appliqué to create scenes and your own story. You will be provided with a base fabric at the start of this workshop to create your books from, plus fabric scraps and threads to help you weave your own original story.
Jessie Chorley is an independent designer, maker, collector, tutor, author and shop-owner specializing in embroidery, collage and appliqué. At the heart of her work is hand-stitching and traditional embroidery techniques which she combines with her passion for collecting. Jessie mainly works with paper and fabric, all of which are ‘found’ and pre-used – this being her passion, her inspiration and always her starting point.
“My needle and thread act as my drawing tool, I use favourite and usually found threads to illustrate chosen imagery and words directly onto and into my chosen fabrics, books, papers and found items.”