Sunday 1 July 2018

Stitching with Jessie Chorley at Loop, London

Jessie Chorley - Designer, maker, shop owner

I have just been on an Embroidered & Appliqued Illustrations workshop with Jessie Chorley at Loop in Camden Passage, London.  Jessie, designer, maker & shop owner, is a textile artist who combines hand stitching with applique and patchwork to create scenes and stories.  

Jessie Chorley - All Day Still

We started the day with tea and biscuits and a kit that Jessie had put together to get us started.  This included some base fabric, some precut shapes, some of Jessie's lovely printed pieces and a key stitches info card.  Jessie had also brought along lots of fabric & threads for us to dig into.

Pack of goodies to make our piece

Everything Jessie had brought looked enticing & was all displayed in her characteristic style...

Jessie Chorley's Suitcase of Equipment

Handmade Buttons - Jessie Chorley
Button Tin

Handmade Brooches - Jessie Chorley

Packs to stitch and embellish - Jessie Chorley

Her stitched samples were a great inspiration and she showed us her key techniques of couching, seed stitching, button making, running stitch and back stitch.  In no time we were stitching away.

Jessie Chorley - Samples Book
More from Jessie Chorley's Samples Books

The time whizzed by and at the end of the day we all laid our pieces outside to check out our progress...

Our achievements at the end of the day
Detail from some of the above pieces

It was a great day.  And afterwards there was still time to look round the wonderful Loop.  Situated in Camden Passage, it's well worth a visit - and impossible to leave without buying something! 

Loop in Camden Passage, London

I haven't finished my piece yet but I did work on it on the train home and I am pleased with how it's progressing.  I hope to get some more done this week!

My piece so far

You can find Jessie's shop at 158a Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG  - open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

What a fab day - thanks Jessie & Loop! 

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