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Napoleonic Bee of Fontainebleau

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE

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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: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this embroidery class:

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 how to turn your work into an appliqué to be applied to another fabric.

Materials: Passing thread smooth purl, pearl purl, and bright check

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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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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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