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UNION SQUARE
360 Post St Ste 604
Btwn Powell & Stockton Streets
San Francisco, California 94108
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Annalee Levin

What you'll learn in this sewing & textile class:

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.

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Refund Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. 

If you need to cancel: Up until 3 days (72 hours) prior to the class, we will refund your tuition less a $25.00 processing fee. We do not offer refunds for classes cancelled with less than 3 day (72 hour) notice. SFSNAD will make every attempt not to cancel any classes. 

If we need to cancel: You are entitled to either a full refund (no processing fee), or your tuition can be used for a future class of equal value within a year of the cancelled class.

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School: SF School of Needlework and Design

SF School of Needlework and Design

The San Francisco School of Needlework and Design was founded in 2015 by passionate embroiderers, Lucy Barter and Ellice Sperber. Ms. Barter was trained as an apprentice at the Royal School of Needlework in England, and ran their courses in the United States for eight years. Ms. Sperber earned her Diploma...

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