Saturday Apr 4th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
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 at the Royal School of Needlework. The two met during the US based courses and began envisioning a school of needlework that was not only based in the United States, but would bring a fresh and modern creativity to the art form.
Our goal is to inspire the next generation of hand embroidery artisans, building on traditional knowledge with updated skillsets, expanded technical abilities and a fluent understanding of the vast methods.
Small, friendly group learning from very skilled, welcoming people. Exactly what I was honoring for...
The class was a good starting point and the ladies were very nice. But, don’t expect to complete this project in class. I purchased a copy of the book, the left-handed embroiderer’s companion by Yvette Stanton at the shop. It helped me to understand the stitching process and I was better able to follow along in class.
Incredible experience, instructors and lessons! I recommended to anyone.
An excellent class! Cute space and professional sweet women teaching the class and managing the shop. A welcoming space to learn. I highly recommend!
Terrific instructor, small class size, really beautiful space in Union Square (above Tiffany’s)
Great class! Annalee is very friendly and helpful. Class was a lot of fun as well as very educational!
Great experience loved the one on one attention and multiple strategies in bettering my craft! Can't wait to go again!
Lucy is an excellent instructor. I've taken classes with her and studio time. If you are looking for a mentor to increase your embroidery technique and fan the flames of your inner artist, she will do it. I don't consider myself an artist, but she was able to guide me through two original designs from concept to final piece. It was a lovely experience.
What a great find! I traveled from Seattle to take two all-day classes here and wasn't disappointed. The school is easy to find on Union Square. The space is clean, well-lit and features lots of needlework examples beautifully displayed. There's a HUGE library for research, and the school sells a lot of quality threads and yarns that aren't available at craft stores. The teaching was top-notch, the classes well designed, easy to follow and I came away with some great new skills and techniques. They offer classes from beginner through advanced, and I'd definitely return for several more classes that caught my interest. Check out their website for schedules, activities and more information.
This class was great! Annalee was very friendly and willing to answer any questions we had. I learned a lot, and Annalee was helpful in coming around and giving us help when people had some trouble trying out particular stitches.
Saturday Apr 4th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday Apr 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday Apr 11th, 1pm - 4pm
Thursday Apr 16th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday Apr 30th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday Apr 30th, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday May 2nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday May 14th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday May 16th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday May 21st, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Friday May 22nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday May 23rd, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday Jun 6th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday Jun 18th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday Jul 1st, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday Jul 25th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday Aug 1st, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday Aug 2nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday Aug 5th, 9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday Aug 5th, 12:30pm - 4:30pm