Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Les Soeurs Anglaises workshop with Jessie Chorley


We flew into Paris and then caught a train to our destination in SW France at Les Soeurs Anglaises for our 6 day workshop with the lovely Jessie Chorley from England.


Here is the main house where we take our meals lovingly prepared by the English sisters and friends, Katie, Susie and Carol. Fresh produce from their own gardens highlighted every meal. As well as yummy French cheeses, croissants and baguettes from the local village.


Our work space and sleeping quarters, once an old barn, beautifully redone to create a great place for creating, mingling and enjoying the views.


Inside with the big doors open...lots of work tables and room to move around...


And here is our lovely workshop leader, Jessie Chorley. She couldn't have been sweeter and her suggestions were always spot on. She brought quite a lot of her work to share and some to sell. I think most of us left with a brooch or two and loads of inspiration for future projects.


We each were given a vintage book to work with...filled with more goodies to use on our projects.


Jessie shared her threads and supplies with us.


And a fun bag of scraps....


One of her fun stitched pieces...


Our first gathering to get to know everyone in our workshop. A truly amazing group of talented women from all  corners of the world ...we all felt so lucky to be a part of this creative experience.
More to come...




9 comments:

Jone Hallmark said...

Oh Mary - your photos and comments are just right.

Gosh, I have been missing you ladies a lot. Hope you made it home after the whirlwind in Paris.
Would give almost anything to come out and see you!

Can't wait to see our other photos...
....sigh.....what a week it was...... xo

Mary Stanley said...

One of the best parts was meeting YOU! We will meet again...so happy to meet a kindred spirit, a sweet surprise!

Denise Litchfield said...



Ooh I was hoping for a vicarious journey back to les Soeurs - thanks for the treat.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

It looks fabulous! Can't wait to see more!!

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Pixie said...

Hi Mary, oh how wonderful, i cant wait to join Jessie too early next year, i had to cancel my previous date with her a i wasnt very well, but it looks like you all had a great time.
Hugs Pixie xx

Giova Brusa said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely words. It was really amazing meeting you and your work. You are such an inspiration!

Penny said...

Thanks for sharing this with us, it looks absolutely wonderful.

handmade by tanteute said...

Miss you, too