Embroidery workshop with Jessie Chorley

Upstairs at the Chapel

Friday 20th April 2018, 10am-4pm

Wearablebrooches workshop

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.

Using found fabrics, embroidery and appliqué during this workshop, Jessie will help you to create your own wearable objects. Inspired by her stitched story brooches, you will have the opportunity to work on several designs during the day. You will be provided with pins, fabrics and threads to help you create your own beautiful and wearable pieces.

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.”


£85 includes lunch, all refreshments throughout the day and majority of materials. Booking Essential as places are limited.