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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 Jan 29th, 6pm - 9pm

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 Jan 29th, 6pm - 9pm

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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...

Monday Jan 27th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Flower

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 “Flower.” You will have the choice of stitching a traditional or a contemporary design.  This class will cover the following stitches: long and short raised stem band stem stitch seedingpistil stitch needle-woven picot wheatear stitch...

Thursday Feb 20th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Animal

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 “Animal.” You will have the choice of stitching a traditional stag or a contemporary giraffe. This class will cover the following stitches: satin (padded) turkey rug stitch chain and detached chain stitch feather stitch French knot eyelet...

Saturday Feb 1st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Design for Embroidery

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

This class covers the basics in recognizing and recording inspiration, drawing exercises, composition, perspective, presentation, proportion, balance, harmony, creating a stitch plan and more. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied but a notebook is recommended in case you wish to take notes.

Sunday Mar 1st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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 Mar 19th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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 Mar 4th, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Finishing and Mounting: Mounting on Board

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

In this class you will learn how to prepare an embroidery in an archival manner for framing or display. We will discuss problem solving techniques (i.e. how to deal with thick or bulky items) and you will create a small mounting sample to take home to help with future projects. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may bring your...

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

Finishing and Mounting: Soft Mounting

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

In this class we will cover techniques used to create wall hangings and banners such as how to line and back a textile; how to create and use tabs; variations on pockets/slots to be used with rods for hanging; as well as a discussion on using Velcro or magnets for displaying textiles.  Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may...

Sunday Mar 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Introduction to Embroidery: Building

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 “Building.” You will have the choice of stitching an antique sampler style house or a “Painted Lady.”  This class will cover the following stitches: battlemented couching Van Dyke stitch backstitchcounted satin knotted pearl...

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

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...

Friday Mar 6th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Stitch Clinic: Preparing Frames

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

In this class you will learn about dressing a slate frame, binding hoops and advice on which frames are best for different occasions. It is always held on a Wednesday to coincide with our free Stitch-In. That way, you can stay after class if you wish and work on framing up your own project. Equipment Needed: This class is demonstration based...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 9:30am - 11:30am

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Stitch Clinic: Transfer Techniques

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

A transfer technique refers to the method through which you transfer an embroidery design onto fabric. There are many different transfer techniques to choose from. In this class we will discuss a variety of transfer methods and which ones are appropriate for different embroidery techniques.  Examples of techniques include: pricking and pouncing,...

Thursday Mar 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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...

Thursday Mar 5th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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