Folk-Embroidered Book Cover (Part 1 on May 16 & Part 2 on May 23)


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Date(s) - May 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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With Guest Instructor

Sarah Pedlow

Dates: Please note, this class takes place over two evenings, May 16 and May 23.

Skill level: All levels welcome

Class Description: Spend two evenings embroidering and hand-stitching a book or journal cover. Inspired by a hymnal cover made in Transylvania, Romania in the ’60s, create a decorative floral pattern, embroider it on linen, and stitch the pieces together to protect a special book, journal, or day calendar.

Kit Contents: Thread (Fingering weight Pima cotton yarn), Needles, Linen fabric, sewing thread

Additional Materials Needed for the Class: Please bring a small book, journal or notebook (no larger than roughly 9 x 6 x 1 inches) that you’d like to cover for this project. You’ll receive a piece of fabric that measures 14 x 20 inches.

About Sarah Pedlow

Sarah Pedlow, artist and founder of ThreadWritten Textiles, is interested in cultural preservation, ethnic embroidery, and creating a global community of makers connected via cultural heritage skills. From 2012 – 2015 she researched Hungarian Kalotaszeg written embroidery in Transylvania, Romania and made products with women artisans. Through many trips to Hungary and Romania her love of embroidery grew, prompting travel to artist residencies in Iceland, Mexico, and this summer The Netherlands and Ukraine. Sarah teaches embroidery and net-making in the Bay Area and has given lectures for the Embroiderers Guild of America. She holds a BA from Scripps College, Claremont and an MFA from Rutgers University.

San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
360 Post St #604
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Refund Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If you need to cancel: Up until 3 days (72 hours) prior to the class, we will refund your tuition less a $25.00 processing fee. We do not offer refunds for classes cancelled with less than 3 day (72 hour) notice.  SFSNAD will make every attempt not to cancel any classes. If we need to cancel: You are entitled to either a full refund (no processing fee), or your tuition can be used for a future class of equal value within a year of the cancelled class.

Wait List: If the class is sold out, Please email us to be added to the wait list. We'll notify you right away if we have a cancellation.

Please note: on occasion it might be necessary to substitute the instructor.