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Lunch & Learn

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

The new Lunch & Learn series will commence on January 17 at SNAD.  Taking place during the noon hour on the third Wednesday of each month from January to October, this collaboration between San Francisco Embroiderers’ Guild and San Francisco School of Needlework and Design will offer informative and interactive presentations or workshops. ...

Wednesday Aug 21st, 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 Aug 28th, 6pm - 9pm

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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 Aug 28th, 6pm - 9pm

Contemporary Mandala Workshop

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

This type of hand embroidery is very easy to learn as we cover fabric selection, marking tools, and many useful tips and techniques. We will also cover how to choose the right type of embroidery stitches and thread types for different applications. Detailed instruction will be given on how to create a variety of stitches and use them in really interesting...

Saturday Aug 24th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Design for Embroidery

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

This class covers the basics in recognizing and recording inspiration, drawing exercises, composition, perspective, presentation, proportion, balance, harmony, creating a stitch plan and more. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied but a notebook is recommended in case you wish to take notes.

Saturday Sep 14th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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...

Friday Sep 6th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Color Theory

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

This class covers the basics in inspiration, hue, tone, primary colors, secondary colors, complementary and contrasting, warm and cool colors, tint, shade, contrast, understanding thread shade cards, and more. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied, but a notebook is recommended in case you wish to take notes.

Sunday Sep 15th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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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 Sep 8th, 2pm - 5:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$185

4 sessions

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Table Top Loom Weaving

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

Learn the basics of setting up and weaving on a small table top loom. Students choose their own projects and work at their own pace. $5 material fee included. Required supplies for this program: Scissors Notebook

Wednesday Sep 11th, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$335

10 sessions

Rug Hooking for Beginners I

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

This class will introduce the method of the artisan craft of Rug Hooking. Students will learn how to paint with fiber by pulling cut strips of wool through a woven substrate. Each student will hook an entire pattern 6.5” x 6.5”and edging by the end of the second class. Materials Provided:  Rug hooking pattern,  hook,  instruction...

Thursday Sep 12th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Building

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 “Building.” You will have the choice of stitching an antique sampler style house or a “Painted Lady.”  This class will cover the following stitches: battlemented couching Van Dyke stitch backstitchcounted satin knotted pearl...

Saturday Sep 7th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Stitch Clinic: Long and Short Stitch

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

Long and short stitch is a technique used in needlepainting. Needlepainting is commonly used to create life-like floral imagery or animals and can also be used to fill any large shape with an even layer of stitching as seen in crewelwork. In this class we will work on mastering long and short stitch. This will include exercises that will help you to...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Advanced Rug Hooking 2

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

This class will be focused on hooking different shapes and motifs on 12″ X 12″ linen.  We will focus on where to start hooking the outline and filling in the shapes as well as direction. There will also be a wool cutting and frame demonstration where the students can try using the rug hooking strip cutter and a lap frame. We will also discuss...

Saturday Sep 21st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Geometric Design

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 a “Geometric Design.” You will have the choice of stitching an Art Deco inspired design or contemporary triangle design. This class will cover the following stitches: trellis woven wheel heavy chain stitch herringbone stitch Portuguese knotted...

Thursday Sep 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Shisha Variations

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

Learn to embellish with mirrors! Shisha Mirrorwork was popularixed in India during the 17th century and became a fashionable technique for embellishing a variety of clothing, accessories and textiles.  Recent trends have seen Shisha mirrors appear on designer clothing and luxury goods. Come along to this workshop and be inspired to learn about...

Saturday Sep 28th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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