Artist Credit: Jessica Fanego


We are currently open for online classes and by appointment only.

The health and well-being of our community is important to us and we are committed to doing our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
All of our online classes and appointments are held in Pacific Time (US and Canada).
Please continue to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration during this challenging time.

Moving the Needle Forward

The art of hand embroidery is enjoying an artistic and commercial renaissance throughout the world. Through classes taught by world-class stitchers and textile artists, The San Francisco School of Needlework & Design is bringing a fresh and modern creativity to this ancient art form.

Make a Donation

SNAD is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and promoting the traditions of hand embroidery. If you are able, you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to develop fun and innovative community outreach programs.

Stitch-at-Home Challenge:

When This You See, Remember Me

Thank you all for participating in this challenge. The challenge is now closed. We are currently setting up an online gallery for the challenge, followed by an exhibit of selected works by Tinsel Trading. Please stay tuned for more details.


Free Virtual Stitch-Ins via Zoom

Weekly Stitch-In via Zoom:

• Wednesdays – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Pacific Time, US and Canada)
• Saturdays – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Pacific Time, US and Canada)

Please click HERE to register and reserve your space!


SNAD’s Library

Did you know that SNAD has a library with over 3,000 books on embroidery and related subjects? Anyone is welcome to do onsite research in the library—including the antiquarian collection—for your projects and inspiration. You may come to SNAD and search the shelves or use our searchable database, or browse our online book list, which can be found here: SFSNAD Library Catalog


Purchase a SNAD Gift Certificate


Purchase a class certificate for yourself or a loved one!

Class certificates do not expire and make perfect gifts for a holidays, birthdays, or “just because” days!