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Stories in Stitch 20th-February-2022


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This workshop focuses on my signature style of hand embroidered illustration. We will explore several stitching techniques, including couching, running, stem, seed and back stitch, as well as the use of hand stitched text. I will also help you get started with simple appliqué and patching.The workshop will start with a short talk by me, Jessie. I will show you a selection of my original artwork and there will also be time for your questions. I will then direct you, both as a group and individually, as you embark on your journey of creating your own stitched story in my signature style. Firstly, you will choose to work either on a flat, layered fabric panel, or to construct and work on a simple, folded fabric book, using appliqué and hand stitching as your main techniques.

The natural fabric for both will be part of the full kit that you will be given at the start of your workshop.This kit will also contain a selection of pre-cut fabric motifs, ready for you to appliqué directly on to your work.

I encourage you to enjoy this creative workshop, without focusing too much on finishing your work. Instead, I suggest you approach this day as an explorative, peaceful slow-stitching experience, embracing and learning new techniques while being inspired by my original artworks and materials that surround you. Bring your sketchbook and make notes to help you finish your work, if necessary, at home.

You will be provided with a kit at the start of the class. This kit will include all essential items for this class. 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 ask Kindly 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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