is an independent designer and maker specializing in Embroidery Collage and Applique.She mainly works with paper and textiles most of which are “found” this being her inspiration.Jessie lives and works in East London and co-runs J&B The shop situated at 158 a Columbia Road London E2…My work explores narrative and story telling through the use of simple and traditional textile techniques combined with the use of found and re-worked objects and items of interest..I create my work from an assortment of different objects and items that I continue to collect.I then Re-work these items with the emphasis on them once againbecoming usable and functional. I finds beauty and inspiration in things that have been discarded or put to one side.
The most familiar objects that I works with are book’s, items of pre-worn clothing and furniture sometimes combining all three
to create a one of piece or small series of work.
I am passionate about giving life and a new beginning back to a forgotten object.To see someone using something that I have
re-created is like a completion to the story
Coming from a family of makers with a strong belief in Make do and Mend and using traditional making techniques of tatting/lace making hand embroidery and weaving I am determined to continuing using such traditional techniques.
I use carefully chosen words familiar quotes and imagery, combined with hand embroidery and the placing of found fragments to
create scenes and narrative experiences for an array of different works that can be for interior spaces as well as items to be worn.
I am passionate about teaching and sharing my skills and techniques to like minded others therefore I regularly run workshops in London
throughout the uk and abroad.
- Address Columbia Road,London
- Phone 07708 921 550
- Website http://www.jessiechorley.com/
- Category Alt Fashion, Alt Gifts, Alt Home, Alt Lifestyle
- Location London, UK
- Tags albums, applique, art, bags, candles, clothing, collage, embroidery, engraved, events, handmade, jackets, jewellery, journals, picture frames, quirky, recycled, retro, rubber stamps, unusual, upcycled, vintage, wedding, workshops
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