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La Broderie Bayou 2022

5-Day Embroidery Retreat

Please join me in my studio for 5 days of fun Hand Embroidery! This class features three glorious projects. 

Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The studio opens at 8:30 am and closes at 5:00 pm so you may choose to stay longer or arrive earlier to work on your own. Lunch is provided and will include a variety of cooked meals, soup, and sandwiches. I will be providing New Orleans family-style meals with some options. Don’t worry; I’m not going to subject you to spicy foods, only to dazzle you with flavor! I promise you won’t find better food anywhere else…except perhaps your mom’s kitchen. 

One-on-One Tutoring

My 40 years of sewing, teaching, and design expertise will help you perfect your embroidery skills while enjoying a tranquil 5-days of embroidery bliss. A giving attitude and patience allows to serve sewists of almost every level. Each student is of my highest concern and as a self-taught sewist, with gentle prodding and extreme encouragement, I will lead you to your ultimate goal. As a native New Orleanian, I teach with an easy-going attitude to facilitate confidence in your abilities resulting in success. But be prepared to be challenged! 

La Broderie Bayou Retreat

Classes will be held at Wendy Schoen’s Sewing Studio, conveniently located in the Irish Channel region of Uptown New Orleans. The spacious, well-equipped studio is furnished with large tables, comfy chairs, fluorescent lighting, rotary cutters, drafting paper and large spacious tables; all for your use. 

All classes are hand embroidery so a machine is not required. You must purchase your own supplies prior to arrival including everything you might need from the supply list on Page 11. I do not have a full working shop any longer so my supplies are quite limited. I do have some fabrics and trims, many threads and some notions but definitely not everything you’ll need. Complete Kits are included in the school fee. 

In New Orleans, we live life to make all feel welcome so leave your troubles behind and join us in the Big Easy. I encourage you to arrive early and stay late so you can enjoy all my wonderful city has to offer. Won’t you join me?