Moving the Needle Forward

The art of hand embroidery is enjoying an artistic and commercial renaissance throughout the world. Through classes taught by world-class stitchers and textile artists, The San Francisco School of Needlework & Design is bringing a fresh and modern creativity to this ancient art form.

Support our current fundraiser: Thread the Needle Together

What is this Fundraiser for?
In order to lessen economic barriers and encourage as many people as possible to stitch, we offer scholarship seats and a reduced price for our introduction and beginner classes.

Your support will:

  • Bridge the gap between the reduced price and the actual cost to produce the beginner classes
  • Sustain and grow our scholarship seat program

Why a fundraiser now?
Reaching our goal of $3,000 makes us eligible to be considered for a $50,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation through A Community Thrives. If we receive this $50,000 grant, we would use it to support our Stitch-At-Home Challenge program.

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Free Weekly Stitch-Ins

  • Weekly Stitch-In:
    Wednesdays – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Late Night Stitch-In:
    Every last Wednesday of the month – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Please Note: There will be no late night stitch in on December 28th but there will be regular Stitch-In hours that day from 11am-4pm.)
  • Monthly Saturday Stitch-In:
    Second Saturday of the month –  11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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SNAD’s Library

Did you know that SNAD has a library with over 2,400 books on embroidery and related subjects? Anyone is welcome to do onsite research in the library—including the antiquarian collection—for your projects and inspiration. You may come to SNAD and search the shelves or use our searchable database, or browse our online book list, which can be found here: SFSNAD Library Catalog