Date(s) - May 21, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Log in information will be emailed to you prior to class.
Two-Session Class*: May 14th, 2021 (10am PST – 3pm PST), May 21st, 2021 (10am PST – 3pm PST)
*When you register for Session 1, you’ll be registered for both classes
Class Description: Deerfield embroidery is a form of blue and white surface embroidery worked in crewel or linen threads on a linen ground. It is associated with Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA. The Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, was set up in 1896, as a way to boost the town’s economy by reviving American Needlework from the 1700’s.
In this class we will explore the history of Deerfield Embroidery through a short presentation before delving into the technique itself. There will be a choice between a traditional or a contemporary design, that you will transfer. Using crewel wool on linen, the stitches used will be those traditionally used, outline stitch, Herringbone, half chain, snail trail (coral knot), Spike Stitch (buttonhole), New England laid stitch, lattice stitch and honeycomb stitch. Kit includes crewel wool, linen, and needles.
Equipment Needed: All materials will be mailed to you prior to the beginning of class. You will need to supply your own scissors.
Class Minimum: 3 students
San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
360 Post St #604
San Francisco, CA 94108