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Lunch & Learn

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Ecclesiastical Embroidery – How to Cope with a Cope! This Lunch & Learn we will have Anne Holly from Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Anne will share her expertise and discuss her current project, which is a cape she is crafting for the Archbishop of San Francisco,  in conjunction with embroidered for Grace Cathedral. The new Lunch...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 12pm - 1pm

Technique Tasters

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Try out different embroidery techniques in our Technique Taster Series! Each three hour class covers a different technique: crewelwork, needlepainting, goldwork, stumpwork, blackwork, whitework, needlepoint, and appliqué. You will have a choice of two different designs within each technique. This class is a great follow up to our Bite-size Embroidery...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

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Studio Session

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Studio Sessions are designed to be a space for creating any embroidery you can dream of, big or small. Bring a project you have been working on that you need help with, or come with ideas and we can help you bring your creation to life from scratch! This is also a great time to finish working on a piece you started in a SNAD class or at one of our Stitch...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Never picked up a needle or haven’t since you were young? Join us for Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners. Easy and fun, you will leave with a completed embroidery! Learn chain stitch, satin stitch, whipped back stitch, and French knots as well as basic skills such as how to trace a design onto fabric and thread the needle. Personalize your piece...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

Napoleonic Bee of Fontainebleau

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Embroider a golden bee inspired by the bees from the imperial throne room of the Emperor Napoleon. This symbol of the Napoleonic era is worked in high padded relief and applied to velvet. Learn different methods of padding including covered card and string. Goldwork techniques include cutwork, purl boarders, and basket weave.   Also, learn...

Saturday Oct 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$365

2 sessions

Introduction to Embroidery: Plant

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This class is part of our 6-part Introduction to Embroidery Series. The subject of this class is “Plant.” You will have the choice of stitching Elizabethan style peas or contemporary cacti.  This class will cover the following stitches: burden stitch raised chain band outline stitch fishbone stitch Palestrina knot fly stitch ...

Thursday Oct 17th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Stitch Retreat

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Design and work an embroidery you will be proud of. Our Stitch Retreats focus on further developing and enhancing your skills and knowledge. The Retreats are individualized to allow you to select a particular technique or combination of techniques in which to experiment and further build upon your own creativity, knowledge and technical skills. You...

Saturday Oct 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$1,200

8 sessions

Beginning and Advanced Sewing for Adults and Children

at Desideratum - Richmond 3009 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Adults as well as Children are welcome in this class. An additional option for this class is for an adult to register with a child and they can work together on a project, although adults and children can enroll as an individual students.  This is a class for beginners or more experienced sewists that want to tackle a more demanding project....

Sunday Nov 3rd, 2pm - 5:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$185

4 sessions

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Improv Weaving - Doubleweave Pouch

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn to weave two layers at the same time! Weave a seamless purse or pouch on a pre-warped four shaft table loom using improvisational weaving techniques, freeform weaving, knotting, loom-controlled patterns, and whimsical touches. Be inspired by the abundance of traditional weaving yarns and a surprising collection of materials that can be used in...

Sunday Nov 3rd, 10am - 3pm

Finishing and Mounting: Mounting on Board

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

In this class you will learn how to prepare an embroidery in an archival manner for framing or display. We will discuss problem solving techniques (i.e. how to deal with thick or bulky items) and you will create a small mounting sample to take home to help with future projects. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may bring your...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Glitter & Gogh: Étude of the Starry Night

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Inspired by the swirling sky of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting, this intermediate level design explores various couching methods over gilt and cotton threads, the application of gold leaf, and the wrapping of pearl purl mixed with some basic embroidery stitches. Glittering metal threads couched with Van Gogh’s preference of complementary...

Sunday Oct 20th, 10am - 4:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$380

2 sessions

Introduction to Embroidery: A Flower

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This class is part of our 6-part Introduction to Embroidery Series. The subject of this class is “Flower.” You will have the choice of stitching a traditional or a contemporary design.  This class will cover the following stitches: long and short raised stem band stem stitch seedingpistil stitch needle-woven picot wheatear stitch...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Finishing and Mounting: Soft Mounting

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

In this class we will cover techniques used to create wall hangings and banners such as how to line and back a textile; how to create and use tabs; variations on pockets/slots to be used with rods for hanging; as well as a discussion on using Velcro or magnets for displaying textiles.  Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may...

Saturday Nov 9th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

5-Day Tambour Beading

at Hand & Lock - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Setting up home for one week at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, Hand & Lock will be teaching the famous embroidery technique, Tambour beading. Join us to study the technique that has been popular on International Catwalks and seen in shows by Elie Saab and Oscar De La Renta. Tambour beading also known as Lunéville or Crochet...

Monday Oct 28th, 10am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$888.97

5 sessions

Stitch Clinic: Preparing Frames

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

In this class you will learn about dressing a slate frame, binding hoops and advice on which frames are best for different occasions. It is always held on a Wednesday to coincide with our free Stitch-In. That way, you can stay after class if you wish and work on framing up your own project. Equipment Needed: This class is demonstration based...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 9:30am - 11:30am

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