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Contemporary Mandala Workshop

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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: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this embroidery class:

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 ways. Fun, enjoyable, and rewarding, this work lends itself to many different types of uses such as the embellishment of clothing, fiber arts projects, and small gift items.

The project can be done in a Bright, Neutral, or your own choice of a color palette. In this workshop, we will be creating a 14” (approx.), square project on linen that can later be finished as a pillow, mounted and framed for display, or stitched onto another item such as a tote bag or a wallhanging.

Materials Provided:
  • 18” square of prewashed European linen
  • European Hand Embroidery Needles, assorted sizes
  • Handouts and pattern
  • Embroidery floss

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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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