Embroidery – Hares, Hearts and Hexies

The wonderful Autumn weather brings with it the most vibrant colours and those cool, blue, crisp days. It’s around this time of year that I retreat into my sewing room to rediscover textile projects and some long forgotten embroidery that needs a little tweaking or finishing. This year it includes Hares, Hearts and Hexies.

Mr Hare and Mr Fox

My latest thing is mounting work in anticipation of new hanging space in my home.  Also helped by a fast approaching deadline for a local quilt show.
Some pieces have been moved around my sewing room for so long that the thought of having to frame them has made me really focus.  Pushing me to work on ‘how to finish’ the piece.  I’ve sourced some fabulous white frames and I’m now on a roll. Continue reading “Embroidery – Hares, Hearts and Hexies”

Sewing with Jessie Chorley

If you’re looking for an amazing, creative reboot, then I can heartily recommend a  workshop sewing with Jessie Chorley. Her work is stunning. Handmade and hand stitched. Jessie brought along some goodies from her London shop.

Work by Jessie Chorley
Hand stitched by Jessie
Jessie's templates
Jessie’s templates
Hand stitched by Jessie
Hand stitched by Jessie
I had a brilliant day. The class was held at my local Embroiderers’ Guild and was designed around making a Pin & Needle case that could be worn as a brooch.
Buttons and cloth - Sewing with Jessie Chorley
Buttons and cloth
As usual I took the idea and added my own twist, making a larger piece that could be worn on an apron pocket – starting with a colourful, vintage handkerchief.

The start of my project- Sewing with Jessie Chorley
The start of my project
Kantha and Couching
Kantha and Couching
Show and Tell
Show and Tell
A brilliant day with stitching friends – sewing, chatting and sharing sewing ideas – with a bonus of lots of stitchery homework to keep me happy tomorrow. What a perfect day sewing with Jessie Chorley.