Jessie Chorley: Stories in Stitch

Saturday 2 April 2022, 11am – 4pm


This workshop will focus on Jessie’s signature hand embroidered illustrations incorporating embroidered lettering and appliqué techniques.

The workshop will start with a simple talk, and Jessie showing you her original art works. Jessie will then go on to direct you as a group and individually, as she helps you to create your own story in her signature style of stitch and appliqué.

You will be working on a natural linen fabric as your base to let your personal story unfold on and into. Jessie will show you various favourite stitch techniques, including her signature style of couching, running, stem and back stitch, and simple needle turned appliqué, to create your own stitched stories and images.


This workshop is now fully booked.

A note for all participants

You will be given a kit (*) in person from Jessie at the start of this workshop. Please bring with you your own sewing tools, favourite embroidery threads and any favourite fabric scraps that you may like to incorporate. These can be small scraps in soft whites or various colours and patterns; odd small paper scraps i.e. old postcards, letters, book pages; odd charms, buttons and other personal ephemera. These items may become stitched in to your story during this workshop.

(*) The kit includes a base fabric, hand cut applique fabric shapes and fabric scraps plus a printed postcard of Jessie’s favourite embroidery stitches.