In-Person Mandala Design for Embroidery with Laura Tandeske

Mae McCourt

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Date/Time
Date(s) - August 20, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of color theory and stitch choice as you design your own mandala and embroider it using surface stitches!

This class is taught in-person at 850 Battery St, SF.

Class length: 5 hours

Level: Beginner – Intermediate

When: Saturday, August 20th from 11 am – 4 pm PDT.

About: This is a continuation of Introduction to Mandala with Laura Tandeske where we will further explore how to design mandalas for embroidery. In this class, we get into the basics of color theory and stitch choice as you design your own mandala and embroider it using some familiar stitches. This is an intermediate class so knowledge of basic embroidery stitches such as stem stitch, chain stitch, and lazy daisy stitch is required, although you’ll learn new stitches from Laura as well! Previous participation in Introduction to Mandala is not necessary.

Supplies: All materials will be provided to you in class

Class Minimum: 3 students

Please click HERE to register.

About the Educator: Laura Tandeske has been embroidering for 40+ years specializing in Surface Embroidery. She studied Fine Art at California State University East Bay, and embroidery with the Embroiderers Guild of America and San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. Her piece called “Balance” toured the United States and Canada as part of the 2 year Sixteenth National Exhibit with the Embroiderers Guild of America. She has won numerous awards including “Best in Show” at the California State Fair in Sacramento.

While Laura’s first love is doing embroidery, her very close second is teaching embroidery. She loves bringing this ancient healing art to students while enjoying the beautiful and growing community at SFSNAD.

Laura is also a biochemist with 32 years experience at Chiron/Novartis working in early stage drug discovery research for Oncology, Infectious Diseases, and Diagnostics. She brings this scientific and experimental mind to her Embroidery work.

Laura once believed that art had to be framed in a gallery, and sold to be ‘art’. In art school she pondered the question ‘what is art?’ After thinking about this for many years, her personal answer is ‘art is communication’. Laura wears the clothes she has been embroidering on for years – her wearable art – and realized that this is a form of communication with everyone around her. It was a profound revelation for her to realize that she was already a successful artist.

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 info@sfsnad.org. 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.

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.