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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

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

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 Sep 25th, 6pm - 9pm

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

Healing Threads

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

Looking for a creative outlet and some self-care? Need a distraction from stress, anxiety or from your phone? Join us for a calming 3-hour embroidery workshop and express yourself in thread, creating something beautiful to wear or give to a loved one. No experience of embroidery or artistic ability required. Our instructors will teach you the...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 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 Sep 25th, 6pm - 9pm

Indian Embroidery: Mirrorwork Variations

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

Learn to embellish with mirrors! Indian Embroidery: Mirrorwork Variations was popularized 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...

Saturday Sep 28th, 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

Introduction to Embroidery: Insect

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 “Insect.” You will have the choice of stitching traditional bees or modern beetles.  This class will cover the following stitches: laid work whipped wheel couching buttonhole stitch bullion knot buttonhole bar ermine filling whipped...

Saturday Oct 5th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Stitch Clinic: Padding and Couching

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

There are a number of padding techniques used in embroidery that can help to create more dynamic pieces, providing an element of shape and depth as well as structural support for certain kinds of stitches. In this class we will cover padding using stitches, felt, card, string, batting, and wadding. This class will also cover couching. Couching is a...

Wednesday Oct 9th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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 20th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Finishing and Mounting: Three-Dimensional

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

In this class we will discuss techniques for turning embroideries into wearable or usable items.  Examples include: turning an embroidery into a brooch or other accessory, appliqueing an embroidery onto an existing garment or bag, creating box lids, pincushions, or ornaments.  Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may bring...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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

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

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

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