A Weekend of Stitching with Jessie Chorley at Hope and Elvis.

It’s now Wednesday, and I am still on a high from the weekend of stitching at the Jessie Chorley workshops at Hope and Elvis.

Stitching - at Hope and Elvis studio

I was fortunate to have places for the Altered Journal workshop on Saturday and the Embroidered Objects workshop on Saturday.  To make the weekend totally complete, I shared it with my daughter. It made it a perfect, girly, sewing weekend !
Because there was so much to share, this post is showcases some of the hand embroidery from the workshops.

Hand Stitching

Jessie Chorley Stitching
I’ve attended Jessie’s workshops before and I learn more and more each time.
Jessie Chorley Stitching
She has a relaxed way of teaching and always ensures each student is at ease .
Jessie Chorley Stitching a button


She had brought along a selection of her hand embroidered pieces to inspire us.
hand embroidered journal by jessie chorley
Jessie Chorley Stitched panel
Jessie Chorley showing her Stitching


Parisian Lunch

Miss Debs catered a fantastic French inspired spread (as you can see below, it proved very popular) influenced from her recent visits to the Parisians Flea markets.
She was kind enough to bring some of her lovely linens for us to browse through. Consequently I bought a large bag or two full.
lunch at hope and elvis

Back to Stitching

students Stitching
jessie and louise at hope and elvis
Louise was the perfect hostess as always.  Her studio is a Tardis full of what appears a never ending range of ‘raw’ materials to keep us content.
vintage fabrics ready for stitching
She somehow always manages to find everything we need to keep us stocked up on our creative journeys.

Show and Tell

We had all the materials and creative inspiration we needed for an indulgent day of Stitchery.
These are just some of the finished pieces in our ‘Show and Tell’ at the class.
Show and Tell from our day of Stitching
Show and Tell from our day of Stitching
Show and Tell from our day of Stitching
Show and Tell from our day of Stitching
As a result of this Stitchery day, we all went home with finished pieces or ‘work in progress’ .
There are many days of enjoyable stitching to follow,  adding the finishing touches and embellishments  to our projects.
I have posted more wonderful photos from the weekend onto my Facebook Page.
If you could attend a workshop with any textile artist, who would you chose? Share your thoughts below.

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