Crewelwork Creatures: Design Your Own Crewelwork Animal

Lily Homer

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Date(s) - July 8, 2017 - July 9, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Above: Images from a bedspread stitched by Mary Symonds in 1929

Instructor: Annalee Levin

Skill level: All levels

Class Description:  Design your own crewelwork creatures! The inspiration for this class is a bedspread embroidered by Mary Symonds in 1929. Mary covered her bedspread with images of birds, mammals, and insects taken from the Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608, a famous book filled in part with designs for embroidery.

Each of Mary’s creature has its own distinct personality. In this class you will have access to images of over sixty of Mary’s creatures to use as inspiration for creating your own. With guidance from your instructor, you will design and create a stitch plan for your creature, learn how to transfer your creature onto fabric, and learn the appropriate stitches to bring your creature to life! Examples of stitches include: split stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, french knots, bullion knots, pistil stitch, whipped or woven wheels, laid work, buttonhole, as well as long and short stitch. 

Equipment Needed: All materials will be supplied by SNAD. You will be provided with a linen twill as fabric and you may choose from our selection of Appleton wool threads to stitch with. However, if you have a particular vision in mind, you may bring your own fabric and threads for stitching your animal.

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.

San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
360 Post St #604
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Payment: We accept PayPal and most major credit cards for class payments using the registration form above. If you would like to arrange an alternate method of payment, please email us.

Scholarship Seats: A limited number of Scholarship seats are available in most of our classes. We use an honor system on a self-identified basis for those who cannot afford the full price. If scholarship seats are offered in the class, they will be listed as one of the options under Register.

Cancellation Policy for classes (3-hour classes to 4-day classes): Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If you need to cancel: We will refund tuition less a $25.00 processing fee up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the class start time. No refunds for classes cancelled with less than 3 days (72 hours) before class start time.  

Cancellation Policy for Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) and Retreats: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) courses and Stitch Retreats are non-refundable. The student may reschedule their course with 8-weeks-notice prior to the start time of the registered course at no additional charge. A $200.00 processing fee will be applied if notice is given less than 8 weeks prior to the start time of the registered class. SFSNAD will make every attempt not to cancel any classes. If we need to cancel: You are entitled to either a full refund (no processing fee), or your tuition can be used for a future class of equal value within a year of the cancelled class.

Wait List: If the class is sold out, Please email us to be added to the wait list. We'll notify you right away if we have a cancellation.

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Please note: on occasion it might be necessary to substitute the instructor.