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Embroidered Illustrations

14th March 2020

10am - 4pm.

With Jessie Chorley.

Jessie will be visiting North Wales from her own shop in East London. This workshop will explore Jessie’s signature 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. She will be showing you how to cut simple shapes out of fabrics and applique them to base fabric to create a narrative. 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 which will include all the materials required for this workshop. In addition, please bring with you on the day the following items: favourite fabric scraps for applique and patchwork, small pieces are perfect, a sharp pair of fabric scissors, favourite sewing/embroidery threads and favourite needles (if you have them).

Jessie will also have her full kit of threads, fabrics and tools with her on the day plus her unique hand stitched sampler books to inspire you all.

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Jessie Chorley is a designer, maker, tutor, collector, author and shop owner specializing in embroidery collage and 'applique'. Jessie uses her needle and threads as her drawing tools to both illustrate with and to incorporate and secure found items of interest. The result is her much loved unique style which can be seen in her exhibition pieces, displayed in various galleries, and work for sale in her shop ‘Jessie Chorley The Shop & Workshop’ in East London. Jessie is a popular tutor who helps individuals to create their own stories through stitch, using hand embroidery and applique with fabric, threads, paper and found objects.

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