Together, let’s promote and preserve hand embroidery.

Our Vision:  A world class center for the teaching and showcasing of needlework

We need Your Support: Your gift will enable us to:

Preserve and Advance the Art

  • Create a unique cultural center in the US that honors the history of American, International, and Contemporary needlework
  • Offer exhibitions for student work
  • Exhibit collections of historic needlework
  • Support our public library of over 2000 volumes

Build and Expand the Stitcher Community

  • Offer free weekly Stitch Ins
  • Build a diverse and engaging community for stitchers

Encourage and Support Our Students

  • Provide student scholarships
  • Train students for needlework careers
  • Maintain small class sizes
  • Keep class prices affordable
  • Provide students with the best materials available

Maintain World Class Quality

  • Provide a well-appointed facility
  • Teach a broad range of unique techniques
  • Develop curricula for beginners through pre-professional levels
  • Ensure the highest standards of instructional excellence for every student

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.




Please Support Our Work

San Francisco School of Needlework & Design is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax-deductible ID: 47-5111581. If you would like to donate by check, please make your check out to SFSNAD and mail it to:

360 Post Street, Suite 604
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Suggested gift levels:  $1,000, 500, 250, 100
Gifts of all sizes are welcome

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