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Embroidered Illustrations with Jessie Chorley

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Embroidered illustrations with Jessie Chorley

Join designer, maker and shop owner Jessie Chorley for a special one day embroidery workshop to create your own hand stitched illustrations. 

New dates tbd

A day workshop with a break for lunch (Ł90*)

Embroidered and appliquéd Illustrations with Jessie Chorley

This workshop will focus and explore Jessie’s signatures style of hand embroidery combined with her unique approach to applique and patchwork.

Jessie will show you how she uses her needle and thread both as a drawing tool and also to hold in place her chosen fabrics, to illustrate a narrative.

She will be showing you how she cuts simple shapes out of fabrics and appliques then to her base fabric to create scenes and stories, these shapes could be a house, a moon or a flower...Jessie will work with you to create your own simple shapes.

This workshop will also explore Jessie’s own style of hand embroidered text and lettering.

You will be provided with a kit from Jessie’s own studio on the day that will includes all the materials required for this workshop.


Please bring with you on the day the following items:

Your own favourite fabric scraps for applique and patchwork, small pieces are perfect.

- Your own sharp pair of fabric scissors. Plus favorite needles if you have them.

- Your own favourite sewing/embroidery threads.

Jessie will have her full kit of threads, fabrics and tools with her on the day

We also stock Jessie's wonderful book and some of her very charming handmade brooches 

Taught by Jessie Chorley.
"I am an independent designer, maker, collector, tutor and shop owner specialising in Embroidery Collage and Applique... At the heart of my work is hand-stitching, and traditional embroidery techniques combined with my passion for collecting. My needle and thread act as my drawing tool, I use favourite and usually found threads to illustrate chosen imagery and words directly on and in to my chosen fabrics, books, papers and found items I mainly work with paper and fabric all of which I have found, this being my passion, my inspiration and always my starting point I live and work in Hackney, East London"

*Prices include materials, however, please bring your own favorite sewing tools, embroidery threads and favourite small fabric scraps, as well as a simple word, quote or saying as your inspiration and starting point for example “Follow your heart”.

Classes are held in the shop. Maximum of 7 students per class. 100% deposit is required at registration.

Cancellation policy
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out if its control.