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The beauty of this craft is undeniable. Come see how it's done and learn a brief history and (some of the secrets) of this long kept artisanal skill by a master of the trade. Ecole de Broderies de Luxe is New York's first haute couture embroidery school founded to teach skills used only in the Paris ateliers.
Ecole Broderies de Luxe (http://www.broderiesdeluxe.com/)or "BdL", was conceived as an outlet for embroidery designer Edward Tung's creativity and to allow him to pass on his skills to others who wish to learn. Having spent five years living, studying and working in Paris for some of the most well-known brands, he decided to return to the USA to establish his school.
Before leaving Paris, he made arrangements with all the vendors to the Grande Maisons of Paris to provide the same supply for his new endeavor. The courses that are being offered teach the same skills using the same materials found in any Paris atelier today.
The Crochet de Luneville was brought to France in 1810 as an aid in the creation of lace. In 1867, it was discovered to be highly efficient in the embellishment of clothing and was quickly adapted by the Haute Couture industry.
Learn how these beautiful embellishments and designs are created.
Following a brief presentation and demonstration, you'll be given the chance to try your hand at creating a simple piece. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards.
This is a free demonstration (including refreshments), but the sample keychains to practice the technique are available only for the first sixteen attendees. So, please reserve and come early!