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Fabric Storybooks 27th-February-2022


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This masterclass focuses on my signature style of making fabric Storybooks. You will learn how to use hand embroidered illustration and hand stitched text to fill your book. 

We will explore using several of my signature stitch techniques together, including couching, running, stem, seed and back stitch. I will also help you get started with simple appliqué and patching.

The masterclass will start with a short talk by me, Jessie. I will share a selection of my original fabric books and embroidered artwork samples with you. There will be time for questions at this stage of the workshop. 

I will direct you both as a group and individually, as I encourage you, the maker, to embark on creating your own stitched and patched storybook in my signature style. 

You will be working directly on to a pre-made, linen fabric book, using appliqué and hand stitching as your main techniques. This book, which will have been hand stitched by me, is included in the kit given to you at the start of the workshop. It will measure 75x15cm and can be folded or rolled on the day. Think of my unique, pre-constructed book design as one double-sided long page for your personal story to unravel on to.

I encourage you to enjoy this creative day without focusing too much on finishing your work. Enjoy the day as an explorative and peaceful, slow stitching experience, while learning new techniques and being inspired by my original artworks and materials that surround you. I suggest that you bring your sketchbooks and make notes, so that you can complete your precious book, slowly and mindfully, in your own time.

You will be given a kit at the start of the day, which will include a hand made fabric book measuring 75cm-15cm (my fabric books are long and can be folded or rolled according to your personal story on the day). This kit is included in the workshop price.

Information for the day:
This masterclass will be run from my private studio at:
Thames-Side Studios

Harrington Way, 

Warspite Road

Royal Borough of Greenwich

London SE18 5NR 

There is free car parking directly outside my studio. London transport links can be found via Google and TFL, using the above post code.

This workshop will run from 11am–5pm.

Please arrive at 10.30am for a cup of tea/coffee and to get settled in.

Lunch 1pm–2pm.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided for you at my studio, but please bring your own drinks and snacks if you prefer. There is also a kettle for you to use. I suggest bringing your own lunch.

Cancellation policy:

Once a masterclass date has been booked and confirmed, I do not normally offer a refund if you have to cancel, unless I am able to re-sell your place. So if you need to cancel a booking for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible. This will give me time to re-advertise your place, although I can never guarantee that I will be able to re-sell it. In the unlikely event that I, Jessie Chorley, have to cancel your masterclass for an unavoidable reason, your full payment will be refunded.

Covid-19 safety measures:

Each masterclass day at my studio consists of a maximum of 4 places/people. This not only helps to create a more bespoke creative experience for you, it also helps to provide a safe environment in these difficult times of Covid-19.


All surfaces and chairs will have been sanitised.
 A sanitised kit will be provided in a separate basket, for your personal use only.
 Scissors, which have been sanitised, will be provided for each participant.
 Sanitised needles will be provided for each participant.
 It is essential to wear a mask on entering the main studio complex; you do not need to wear a mask in my own personal studio or during the workshop.
 As your tutor, I am triple vaccinated and will have taken a lateral-flow test just before the class starts. I suggest and Kindly ask that all participants also take this test, but this is not compulsory. 

Purchasing this masterclass as a gift:

If you are purchasing this masterclass as a gift, please email me at (once you have made the booking), giving the participant’s full name, email address and phone number.

Once you have booked a masterclass, you will be sent a confirmation email, which will include the address of my studio and travel information. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any details about the masterclass, please email me at or call me on 07708921550.
I look forward to welcoming you to my studio


Please note that the techniques taught in my masterclasses are for personal use and inspiration only; they must not be used in commercial projects. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. This helps me, as a solo artist with an independent studio set-up, to create unique and inspiring creative experiences for my students.

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