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SF School of Needlework and Design

SF School of Needlework and Design

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UNION SQUARE, San Francisco, California
(14 Reviews)

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.

Reviews of SF School of Needlework and Design

(14 Reviews)
Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

9/15/2019
Jason R.

Attended: Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners


Small, friendly group learning from very skilled, welcoming people. Exactly what I was honoring for...

Introduction to Embroidery: Building

3/9/2019
Elvira M.

Attended: Introduction to Embroidery: Building


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.

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

2/16/2019
Ashley U.

Attended: Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners


Incredible experience, instructors and lessons! I recommended to anyone.

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

2/10/2019
alison L.

Attended: Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners


An excellent class! Cute space and professional sweet women teaching the class and managing the shop. A welcoming space to learn. I highly recommend!

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

11/28/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners


Terrific instructor, small class size, really beautiful space in Union Square (above Tiffany’s)

Technique Tasters

8/13/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Technique Tasters


Great class! Annalee is very friendly and helpful. Class was a lot of fun as well as very educational!

Stitch Retreat

4/3/2018
Allison A

Attended: Stitch Retreat


Great experience loved the one on one attention and multiple strategies in bettering my craft! Can't wait to go again!

Stitch Retreat

4/3/2018
Kimberly K

Attended: Stitch Retreat


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.

Stitch Retreat

4/3/2018
Scott A

Attended: Stitch Retreat


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.

Guatemalan Inspired Embroidery

1/19/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Guatemalan Inspired Embroidery


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.

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Questions about this school?
360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108
SF School of Needlework and Design
UNION SQUARE
360 Post St Ste 604
Btwn Powell & Stockton Streets
San Francisco, California 94108

Directions:
We are in the office building next to Tiffany's on Union Square on the 6th floor.

Upcoming Classes at SF School of Needlework and Design

Lunch & Learn
Lunch & Learn
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 16th, 12pm - 1pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Plant
Introduction to Embroidery: Plant
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 17th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Stitch Retreat
Stitch Retreat
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Napoleonic Bee of Fontainebleau
Napoleonic Bee of Fontainebleau
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Glitter & Gogh: Étude of the Starry Night
Glitter & Gogh: Étude of the Starry Night
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 10am - 4:30pm

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners
Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

Technique Tasters
Technique Tasters
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

Introduction to Embroidery: A Flower
Introduction to Embroidery: A Flower
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Finishing and Mounting: Mounting on Board
Finishing and Mounting: Mounting on Board
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Embroider Your Life: Embroidery for Home and Fashion
Embroider Your Life: Embroidery for Home and Fashion
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Stitch Clinic: Preparing Frames
Stitch Clinic: Preparing Frames
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 9:30am - 11:30am

Stitch Clinic: Transfer Techniques
Stitch Clinic: Transfer Techniques
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Studio Session
Studio Session
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 15th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Finishing and Mounting: Soft Mounting
Finishing and Mounting: Soft Mounting
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 9th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Animal
Introduction to Embroidery: Animal
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 21st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Geometric Design
Introduction to Embroidery: Geometric Design
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 7th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Building
Introduction to Embroidery: Building
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Comprehensive Studies Program: Metalwork
Comprehensive Studies Program: Metalwork
Next start date:

Monday Jan 13th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Comprehensive Studies Program: Surface Embroidery
Comprehensive Studies Program: Surface Embroidery
Next start date:

Monday Jan 13th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Comprehensive Studies Program: Counted Embroidery
Comprehensive Studies Program: Counted Embroidery
Next start date:

Monday Feb 3rd, 9:30am - 4:30pm

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Teachers at SF School of Needlework and Design

Alexander Hernandez Annalee Levin Anne Holly Carol Ziogas Catherine McCausland Chris Tanabe, Celia Rifkin & Pat Furlong Ellice Sperber Huib Petersen Julian Prince Dash Karyn Meyreles Kevin Baum Lady Carolyn Laura Chaney Laura Tandeske Lauren Yeager Lois Kershner Lucy Barter Lucy Barter and Annalee Levin Mary Jo Hiney Michelle Paganini Molly Meng Molly McClaughlin Natalie Dupuis Sandi Deckinger Sarah Pedlow Shahnaz Khan Sophie Lockhart Stephanie Vinces Various Victoria Rudolph
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