La Broderie Bayou 2018 Workshop


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Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 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 optional, but highly recommended for an additional fee. I will be making 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! The meal package is $75 for the 5 days ($15/per day). I promise you won’t find better food anywhere else…well almost.

I will be demonstrating construction sewing techniques including continuous lap placket, narrow hem, French seams, and whatever else pops up. Hand embroidery techniques include shadow work, stem stitch, looped bullion stitch, featherstitch, slip stitch (invisible hem), and Granito stitch.

Midweek, we will go on a field trip to the best fabric store in the area, Promenade Fabric. This place is unbelievable and I’m sure you will find the most wonderful fabrics. I have arranged with Mr. Herbert to provide you with a welcome reception and you will also receive a student discount while you shop at your leisure. Check out Promenade on facebook. The fabrics are end yardages from the best design houses in the world: Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Pucci, Missoni, Louis Vuitton and lots more–all reasonably priced. You will not find any other store such as this. Mr. Herbert carries the largest collection of Hendler ribbon in the country. Buttons are piled to the ceiling and bolts of fabrics are crowded in neat rows until eternity. Save your money for this trip. If you decide to go on your own, please let him know you’re attending my school.

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No, Thank You!, Yes, Lunch Option (5 Days)

Wendy Poché Schoen is an internationally known embroidery and pattern designer, educator, and author whose designs are regularly featured in Sew Beautiful Magazine. Through her company, Wendy Schoen Design, Wendy has published five books on the subject of fine embroidery and sewing. She has published over 30 patterns marketed under the name, Petite Poche, of which she is the owner and countless embroidery designs and kits.


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2923 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70115