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From Photo to Embroidery with Sam Hunter

Sam Hunter wearing an orange scarf and with an orange umbrella.

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    Join Sam Hunter for a week of embroidery and travel in South West France – taking inspiration from your own photography and turning it into a cherished embroidered memento of your trip.

    About this course:

    Stitching takes place together in a relaxing and collaborative atelier environment reflecting the way women have stitched together in community over centuries. Our slow stitching workshop reflects the mellow pace of this very charming, almost undiscovered region.

    The week in 2025 includes tuition, creative instruction and collaboration with Sam Hunter. Sam will help you design and stitch the cover of a journal in a supportive, creative and relaxing way. She accompanies you every step of the way.

    During The Embroidered Journal Project you will take inspiration from the week of activities to produce an intricate cover of your journal as an embroidery project. Exploring your surroundings you will capture elements in photos, and creatively adapt them to embroidery in the quiet peace of the Atelier and grounds. Throughout the week you will develop your journal content using writings, drawings, photos and ephemera that will serve as a cherished memento of your trip.

    Embroidery starter kits will be supplied, as well as a selection of gorgeous threads from our thread sponsors.

    This project is suitable for ALL levels of skill, and no prior artistic experience is necessary. The course is limited to 14 participants.

    Price is the total of:

    Full Board Accommodation: 1595€ to 2695€ per week based on room choice & single or shared occupancy (paid to Atelier Clos Mirabel)

    The Embroidered Journey Tour Package 750€ per person (paid to Atelier Clos Mirabel)

    The Embroidered Journal Workshop Tutor’s Fee: $997, including a starter kit of embroidery and journal supplies (paid to the Embroidered Journey)

    Our time together will be balanced between the our creative textile project and day excursions to explore the local area. There is also ample time to relax and enjoy the beautiful manor house and grounds.

    The week at Atelier Clos MIrabel includes:
    • A meet and greet service at Pau airport and Pau train station
    • Private access to the Clos Mirabel Domaine: Manor House, Park and Atelier
    • Access to the Atelier at Clos Mirabel throughout your stay
    • 7 nights accommodation (the rate depends on room choice)
    • Buffet breakfasts of local and regional produce
    • 3 lunches at Clos Mirabel with accompanying wines
    • Apéritifs before each dinner
    • 7 four course dinners with accompanying wines at Clos Mirabel
    • 3 excursions with the services of an English-speaking guide
    • Wine tasting
    • 1 hands-on cooking class followed by dinner and accompanying wines
    • 1 Champagne reception before the farewell dinner
    • Departure Transfers to Pau Airport and Pau Train Station
    • Optional trip to Lourdes – The city of Lourdes is one of the most important centres of pilgrimage in France. It is located a short distance from Clos Mirabel (24 miles away, 45 minutes by car or by train ). A visit can be organised for those who may wish to visit its cathedrals and sanctuaries on Wednesday.

    Programme Outline 2025 to be published shortly:
    • We reserve the right to make changes to this programme.

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    An Embroidered Journey with Sam Hunter

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