The new Lunch & Learn series will commence on January 17 at SNAD.  Taking place during the noon hour on the third Wednesday of each month from January to October, this collaboration between San Francisco Embroiderers’ Guild and San Francisco School of Needlework and Design will offer informative and interactive presentations or workshops. Each week will have a different speaker or small project presented from our local community.


April 18 San Francisco EGA Guild Members will be introducing three kinds of fabrics for cross stitch! President Christine Tanabe will present stamped cross stitch, Celia Riskin will talk about cross stitch on Aida cloth, and Joy DePaola will present counted cross stitch on linen. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of these three fabrics and how they interact with embroidery! Register here.


May 16 Alexander Hernandez will show his new work, which “explores gender expectations, immigration and cultural assimilation through the lens of a Queer immigrant constantly navigating throughout multiple communities.” He uses found objects and textiles to paint, embroider, layer and patch. Register here.


June 20 Stephanie Vinces will present her Kinetic embroidery, which combines laser cutting, wire work, needlework, textiles, mosaic, and sculpture. Register here.


July 18 Sarah Pedlow, artist and founder of ThreadWritten, will present images and embroidered textiles from her artist’s residencies and travels in Hungary, Romania, Holland, and Ukraine. Register here.


In August, Molly McClaughlin will show us her Crazy Quilt construction and embellishment. Register here.


September 18 Join us for a presentation by Carol Ziogas on the Elements of Japanese Sashiko – from rustic to refined – a discussion on the origins of Sashiko and where it is headed in the 21st century. 19th & 20th century pieces from the speakers private collection will be on display. Register here.