The Embroidered Journey is going to Paris!
We’d love you to join our retreat! September 16 – 23, 2021

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Embroidered Journey - Thimble

The Embroidered Journey is an artistic destination travel experience!

Join Sam in Paris for a delightful week-long retreat of slow-stitching and unhurried wandering. Make a travel journal to cherish forever as you explore a great city, seeing the sights and getting off the beaten path.
No sewing or artistic experience is necessary!
We’ll help you make something special with the skills you have, and teach you some new ones along the way.

What we’re planning for you:

  • Daily sessions in Parisian cafés, stitching while we enjoy a relaxing tea or coffee
  • Trips to some of the city’s hidden gems, avoiding the crowds, as we marvel at the art and architecture
  • A stroll through Montmartre with our guide Zoe, learning about the history of Paris
  • A tour of the haberdashery district with our guide Rebecca, an haute couture embroiderer, learning about the history of embroidery in France
  • A morning wander through a flea market with our guide Lara, who will help you find vintage treasures to take home
  • Seeing the city from a slow boat ride along the Seine
  • Seeing it again from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • And unstructured time every day for your own relaxation or sightseeing
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Embroidered Journey - Cover 1
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What we’ll make:

  • We’ll embroider a cover for our own travel journals, using your own design or one of the skill-building sampler patterns we designed for you
  • We’ll learn some embroidery stitches, starting with the basics, and growing our skills
  • We’ll create a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your trip, capturing your memories in a travel journal in any way you like: musings, photos, collage/ephemera, sketches, etc
  • We’ll cover easy art and design concepts throughout the week, woven into the trips we take, and play with them while we stitch and journal
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What we include:

  • 7 nights/8 days in a contemporary Parisian hotel, single occupancy
  • Shuttle transportation to and from the airport
  • A custom kit of creative goodies for our café sessions, including embroidery supplies and a Moleskine travel journal
  • Hotel breakfast every morning
  • A “Bienvenu!” welcome dinner
  • An “Au Revoir!” farewell dinner
  • All coffees and teas during our café times
  • Entrance fees to all scheduled tours, museums, cathedrals, and activities
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Embroidered Journey - Travel 3
Embroidered Journey - Travel 3
Embroidered Journey - Travel 3

Who is Sam?

Sam Hunter is a fiber artist, quilt pattern designer, and owner of Hunter’s Design Studio. She started sewing and stitching when she was 7, and hasn’t really stopped since. She holds an MFA in Fiber Arts, and has taught sewing and quilting techniques nationally for over 25 years. As an avid art historian and former college professor, and frequent visitor to Paris, Sam loves to talk about art, demystifying it for her students. She blends her classic training with a sense of play in all she does.

Sam believes everyone has innate artistic talent, and loves to help people find theirs. She is a relaxed, encouraging, and generous teacher who loves to share the joy of making beautiful things.

Lego Sam (Sam’s mini alter-ego) loves traveling too, and is eager to pose for fun pictures for Sam’s travel journals.

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Embroidered Journey - Travel 3
Embroidered Journey - Travel 3
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Come on an Embroidered Journey with us!

This retreat is for you if:

  • You crave stepping out of your busy life to experience Paris
  • You’re ready to let us take care of you for a week!
  • You’d love to wander off the beaten path and be entertained by our talented guides
  • You’re interested in slowing down to stitch with fellow crafters and artists
  • You enjoy looking at art and architecture
  • You’d love to eat an authentically French croissant, or macaron, or baguette!
  • You like to travel in small, intimate groups and make new friends
  • You’re excited to experience new ways of making art
  • You’d love a break from your usual routine
  • You’re ready for a delightful, artistic, Parisian experience!

Your investment:

  • $3495 if paid in full on or before March 30th, 2021
  • $3795 if paid in full on or after April 1st 2021
Click HERE For More Info and to Sign Up
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Embroidered Journey - Travel 3
Embroidered Journey - Travel 3
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