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.


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.

Date: May 16 and May 23

Time: 6-9pm