Saturday, June 30, 2012

La Broderie 2012

We just got back from our final La Broderie Bayou retreat on Avery Island a few weeks ago. We had a great time while working on my latest design, "Lulu" a pretty baby gown and matching coat. With a full four days of stitching instruction, I feel certain that everyone had ample time to perfect a bullion flower and a ton of beautiful Granito dots. It was so relaxing and such a luxury to spend an entire day working on one stitch. Many actually completed her embroidery in class, which has to be a "first."

My friend, Margaret Taylor was on hand to prepare the delicious food and refreshments. Homemade from scratch desserts and a bounty of good eats awaited the hungry stitchers thrice daily. Linda Burns, my co-teacher from the Martha Pullen School pitched in to help in the classroom and kitchen. And of course, Penny and Jane were there to see to it that everything went off without a hitch.

Although we have no plans to return to Avery Island, we are leaving the door open in case we change our minds. Meanwhile, La Broderie Bayou will be held in our New Orleans studio next June. Please mark your calenders for this fantastic event.

If you would like to order a pattern or kit of the project, please let us know. The pattern is available in size 6mo only.

Lulu baby coat and matching baby gown featuring feather-stitched smocking and hand embroidered bullions and Granitos.