Monday, 8 August 2011

Jessie Chorley Workshop - What I got up to

Morning all.
I'm back to share with you what I got
up to in the Jessie Chorley workshop
I went to recently in London.

With a table full of loveliness we began creating.

Jessie provided threads, lace ...

and a suitcase full of goodies for us to use.

I fell in love with this shade of pink paint on the table.

We were asked to take some words of inspiration.

I took Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll as it had this
 wonderful poem in the back.

And so I began stitching the words...

on different ribbons and linen using an old red linen thread.

 I added this bow from Jessies treasure box, some
faded pink ric-rac, a scarlet and ivory cord and a pin on the back...

and this is the finished item.

After lunch I made another piece using a vintage
diamante brooch and some sheet music.

To finish it I added a soft net bow.

These were made by the other talented ladies on the workshop
and the little 'once upon a time' brooch was
made by Jessie.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what we got up to.
On my next blog I'll share some photos of
a few things I could leave without!
Enjoy your Monday.
Love Daisy xxx


  1. Ohh lovely I bet you had a super day. WOnder if Louise could get her to travel up north a little to the land of Hope and Elvis to do a workshop. That would be very splendid indeed.

  2. Oooohhhhhh I knew it would be something lovely!!! How on earth did you manage to embroider onto ribbon anything less than a square foot and I'm hopeless!!! I'd love to attend a class like that maybe you should organise one all the lovely things you make. Any ideas where I might buy a small ammount of cream blanket fabric to make a few bits and bobs with?? I've seen whole blankets on e bay but it seems a shame to cut it up, thanks, Lucey x

  3. Lucey,
    There is a piece winging its way to you now. Enjoy my lovely friend.
    Daisy xxx

  4. Wonderful yummy blog glad i found another Julie Arkell fan....
    Pixie :)

  5. BIG Julie fan! Welcome Pixie. Off to check out your blog now. xxx