In-Person Technique Tasters: Crewelwork with Laura Tandeske

Mae McCourt

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Date(s) - September 10, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Crewelwork is a great introductory technique to hand embroidery as it includes stitches common to other techniques.

This class will be taught in-person at 850 Battery Street, San Francisco.

Class length: 3 hours

Skill level: Great for beginners or anyone wishing to brush up on their embroidery skills

Class Description: Learn the basics of crewelwork in just three hours! Crewelwork is a great introductory technique to hand embroidery as it includes stitches common to other techniques, and has a flexibility that allows for individual artistry and imagination. You’ll stitch with English crewel wool on a cotton twill. Stitches include trellis with a decorative pattern, stem stitch and bullion knots.

Supplies: All materials will be provided to you in class.

Class Minimum: 3 students

Please click HERE to register.

About the Educator: Laura 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 Late registration will be accommodated when possible.

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 requires a valid ID and proof of vaccination in order to enter this space and participate in onsite, in-person courses and classes. We require visitors, students, and guests to wear a well-fitting, non-vented surgical/procedural mask, such as an N95, KN95, or KF94 respirator, while on site. 

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 and Design
850 Battery Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California
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