Monday, 9 January 2017

Happy new year and my plans for 2017

Dear All
A very very happy new year and
I hope you had a lovely festive season and a good start to this fresh new year

As many of you know I spent the festive season tucked away in North Wales with my family taking some time to rest and relax surrounded by mu Mums home and garden, after a very busy year here in London

A massive thank you to everyone who visited me here at 158a Columbia rd on the run up to Christmas 2016 it is always very much appreciated and also to everyone who supported my online shop

So now 2017 has started and before I get very busy again making things .... I would like to take this opportunity to share my plans so far for the year ahead 

Below is a little news and some updates for your diaries so to be sure you don't miss out on my workshop and event this year

Obviously I will be adding dates as the year proceeds but below is what I have planned so far and I hope that you can join me on some of these dates

I have now planned all my 2017 workshops both here at my shop and out and about at favorite locations all these dates can be viewed and booking for workshop here at my shop can be made now at

This year my workshops are all fabric and embroidery based mainly my embroidered illustrations and patchwork as well as my stitched sewing sets workshops
A strong theme of "The tools of the trade" will run through my work this year with particular focus on the tools I use every days my "needle" and my "scissors"
I know many of you are already booked on some of my workshops so I really am looking forward to working with you all
I am currently busy putting together little material and inspirations packs for my upcoming workshops

Please save the date for this event on
Saturday August the 12th 2017

with freshly made cakes and home made drinks
This event will be held as usual here at 
Jessie Chorley The shop
158a Columbia Rd
E2 7RG

The theme of this years summer party will be the 
"Jessie Chorley friendship quilt"

I will be exhibiting the 9 friendship quilts that I have been working on over the last 12 months with 8 other talented stitchers...I will also be launching my friendship quilt kit on this day
This kit will let you take part in my friendship quilt project wherever you live in this world as the kits will be available on the day both here at my shop and also on my online shop

I am currently busy planning these kits and the project in fine detail and once all is set I will reveal more details of how to join in!!

I am regularly updating my online shop and this can be found here

 My new embroidery templates are now available here plus I am regularly adding one off items such as my hand stitched brooches and my altered journals will soon also be appearing


Mon/Wed appointments only

Thursdays: 11-5

I really look forward to seeing you all this year both here at my shop and out and about on my workshops...This weekend ahead I am off to switzerland to take a little time to get inspired and also to work on ideas for my upcoming friendship quilt project my lovely girls Tish and Rose will be looking after the shop this weekend ahead both on sat Jan 14th and Sunday Jan the 15th and I will sadly be closed this Friday the 13th Jan... I will then be back and Open as usual for the year ahead from Thursday Jan 19th



Thursday, 13 October 2016

Jessie Chorley The 2016 Festive season ahead...

Dear All...

So as the nights begin to draw in this month, I am busy busy here preparing all for the festive season ahead here at my little shop

I know many of you are planning a trip to my shop over the months ahead so I hope the dates below will help you to plan your trip to East London and my little shop

My usual opening hours will differ slightly on the run up to Christmas 2016 so I have listed all below so you can hopefully mark some in your diary and join me on the run up to Christmas

A Festive Open day with Jessie Chorley
Saturday November the 12th 2016 from 11am-5pm 

Please join me here at 158a Columbia Rd for this festive day, a little warm mulled wine and festive sweet treats will be served through out...I will be here at my shop stitching and chatting to you all in person

On display will be my Christmas 2016 window display featuring my collection of hand made decorations and cards

I will also be showcasing a special limited edition of 30 hand stitched brooches and wearable items. These will be available here only at the shop on the day. All pieces will be hand stitched by me using some favorite fabrics,favorite stitches and lovely old pins and other items that I have collected this year while out and about on my travels...

I will also have several new framed works on display on the day

Please note my shops Christmas window will be installed by
Saturday November the 5th 

Columbia Rd
Late Night Christmas Wednesdays 
November 30th, December 7th, 14th, 21st
As many of you know on the lead up to Christmas each year as a street of independent shops we host our popular weekly late night Christmas shopping events from 5pm-9pm these evenings are not to be missed they really are beautiful with the street full of carol singers and twinkly lights and warm mulled wine

I still have just two spaces left on my Christmas time workshop on Friday November the 18th 2016 bookings can be made online as usual or over the phone on 077-08921550

This years festive workshops will focus on making a Christmas Angel

So here are My Full 2016 Festive Opening times

Jessie Chorley
158a Columbia Rd
E2 7RG
Closest station Hoxton:
Buses: 48,26,55
Taxi: Addison Lee 0207-3878888

30th Nov 11am-9pm
Wed 7th Dec 11am-9pm
Wed 14th Dec 11am-9pm
Wed 21st Dec 11am-9pm

Thursdays & Fridays as usual 11am-6pm

Saturdays as usual 11am-5pm

Saturday Nov 12th a special festive open day all welcome 11am-5pm celebrating my 2016 Christmas window and showcasing a special collection of my hand made brooches 

 Saturday Dec 24th only 10am-4pm this will be my last trading day for 2016

Sundays as usual 9am-5pm

Don't Forget you can also shop online over the festive season and I am currently in the process of adding new items to my online shop

This week my new hand screen printed Embroidery templates, have just gone in to my online shop


I will be adding my Christmas cards and decorations to my online shop in the next few weeks ahead so be sure to keep an eye out as I have quite limited stock with my hand made Christmas decorations

I am so looking forward to welcoming you all both on my Festive event on November the 12th and also on all the other days between now and on the run up to Christmas 2016

My First Trading day for 2017 will be...

Thursday 5th January 11am-6pm and then I will be open as usual
Fridays 11am-5pm
Saturdays 11am-5pm
Sundays 9am-5pm

Very best and warmest wishes to you all and thank you to everyone who has supported my business this years


Monday, 20 June 2016

The year so far and the months to come

Dear All...Well its been an amazingly busy year, here at my shop & workshop and also out and about with my workshops at many, many different locations. 
I have traveled far and wide this year with my little traveling workshop case, to teach my skills to many like minded others. And likewise, I have also learn and also been inspired by the many amazingly talented people who I have met over the last few months.
 And thank you for all the little scraps of fabric, buttons threads etc that you have be so kind to share with me from your own collections, during these workshops

As many of you know this time last year I took over over my shop at 158a Columbia Rd on my own, and hosted not only a summer re launch party but also the launch of my little self published book...Thank you to everyone who has continued to support my work and my little book, which will shortly and very proudly be going in to its third print

And now, with memories above and below of last years fantastic turn out and support from you ALL,  I am currently planning what cakes to bake....and working hard designing and making over 60 of my hand made "Altered journals"  for this summers event, that I will be hosting here at my shop & Studio

You are all invited to my summer tea party here at 158a Columbia Rd on Saturday August the 6th 2016 

This day will celebrate my "Altered Journals & memory books" on the day my shop window will proudly display over 60 of my hand collaged and stitched books alongside several new framed works that I am currently working on here in my studio

 Journals in progress here in my studio this summer

Above and below
Memories from last summers tea party here at my shop

The year so far designing...
I am delighted that I have finished and completed some new designs this year that are now all available both  here at 158a Columbia Rd and also on my online shop

These include my new tea towels, hand screen printed tote bags and my embroidery templates 

 Upcoming Workshops

I am delighted and excited to be hosting a special one day "Altered Journals" workshop to co inside with my Altered Journals summer exhibition. This Journals workshop will be help on Saturday August the 13th 2016 at Fabrication on Broadway Market Hackney E8

I still have some spaces left for this date, and  I am now taking bookings for my Festive Christmas workshop On Saturday November the 19th 2016

 As usual all my upcoming workshop dates and booking can be made at the address below

 Cowslip Farm summer fair 2016

Next Month in July I will be running a two day embroidery workshop at the wonderful Cowslip Farm in Cornwall, I am supa excited about working with you over these two days in Jo Colwell's  wonderful studio at Cowslip farm...although this workshop is now fully booked I just wanted to make sure you are all aware that I am staying on after this workshop for the Annual Cowslip Farm summer fair. This event will be held over the weekend of July the 23rd and 24th 2016 and I will be there with many items from my shop including some new embroidery and patchwork pieces. I will also be doing embroidery demonstrations over this weekend in the studio

More info can be found here

So Below are some favorite scenes from my shop so far this year.... thanks once again for your support and I so look forward to seeing you all this summer here at my shop and please do join me for my summer party on August the 6th from 11/5... for a fun day of crafting, eating cake, chatting and drinking a little bubbly

The day will be long and relaxed with many like minded people popping in so please do bring you knitting or stitching with you so we can all chat and make together through out this day

Don't forget you can keep up to date daily with my workshop dates, events and happenings here on my Instagram feed