Our Mission:

To promote and share the knowledge and history of hand embroidery and needlework to ensure its future as a valued art form.

Our Vision:

  • Ensuring a future for the heritage of the art and craft of hand embroidery and needlework found in world-wide cultures, learning from and growing a community of intergenerational artisans, and expanding knowledge to create contemporary works, while preserving historic examples and methods.
  • Sharing our resources and knowledge with, and collaborating with, the broadest audience possible.
  • Spreading the enjoyment of the everyday cognitive and creative benefits of practicing a slow craft in a hyper-fast world.

Our Leadership

The San Francisco School of Needlework & Design is a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

  • Ellice Sperber, Board Chair
  • Sarah Halsey, Treasurer
  • Lucy Barter, Secretary
  • Meryl Macklin
  • June Dershewitz