In-Person Advanced Blackwork English Sampler Workshop ft Eilene Cross

Mae McCourt

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Date(s) - April 30, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

About this event 

Location: This class will be taught in-person at 850 Battery St, San Francisco*.

Time: 10 am – 4 pm PST

Class length: 6 hours

Skill level: Advanced

Class Description: Based on a sampler in the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection, this workshop is a fast-paced, fun, deep dive into the intricacies of 2+ color blackwork as well as the detached buttonhole stitch technique. Students will work on a 6” x 14” sampler that is almost entirely stitched in double running blackwork technique with a bit of cross stitch. The kit will include a 30 page Chartpack with complete stitching instructions, 36 count linen and silk floss.

Recommended for advanced stitchers who have experience stitching on high count linen but advanced beginner-intermediate stitchers who have stitched on linen are also welcome.

About the instructor: Eilene Cross is an internationally recognized expert in needlework technique, specializing in samplers from the 17th-20th centuries from both Europe and the Americas. Eilene started her needlework education at the age of seven, learning first to knit and eventually adding crochet, embroidery, quilting, beading, and luceting into her repertoire. She has taught workshops for museums, guilds, and shops in all of these disciplines across the United States and the UK. Eilene is a descendant of a long line of needleworkers: her grandmother was an embroiderer of garments for the Czars of Russia!

Eilen’s main focus is to teach advanced, obscure, and rarely taught needlework techniques. Her workshops allow for plenty of time for stitching as well as getting to meet students from around the world who share their love of needlework.

Supplies: All materials will be provided during class.

Class Minimum: 3 students 

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Registration for this class closes 1 day prior to the start date.

If you would like to inquire about the possibility of late registration, please contact Late registration will be accommodated when possible with an additional expedited shipping fee.

Cancellation policy: SNAD will refund tuition less a $25 processing fee up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to class start time. No refunds for cancellations with less than 3 days notification before class start time.

*SFSNAD mask and vaccine policy: The San Francisco School of Needlework & Design (SFSNAD) follows the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health’s guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Consistent with CDC recommendations, SFSNAD requires a valid ID and proof of vaccination in order to enter this space and participate in onsite, in-person courses and classes. Particularly in light of the Omicron variant, we require visitors, students, and guests to the site to wear a well-fitting, non-vented surgical/procedural mask such as an N95, KN95, or KF94 respirator.

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
850 Battery
San Francisco , CA 94111
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