Introduction to Mandala with Laura Tandeske

Tiffany Chin

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Date/Time
Date(s) - January 29, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Class length: 5 hours

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

Guest Instructor: Laura Tandeske

Instructor Profile: Laura Tandeske has been embroidering for 40+ years.  She has won numerous awards including “Best in Show” at the California State Fair in Sacramento (2003). Her work toured the United States and Canada as part of a group show with the Embroiderers Guild for 2 years (2000-2002).  Mandalas are innate in her art and have been as soon as she could pick up a crayon.  Laura finds mandalas meditative, comforting, and unifying and greatly enjoys sharing them through embroidery as well as mosaic and painting. Laura is also a biochemist working for Chiron/Novartis for 29 years in early stage drug discovery research for Oncology, Infectious Diseases, and Diagnostics.

Class Description: This is an introductory class for surface embroidery and the concept of mandalas. We will learn about the history of mandalas and explore their modern use. The class will cover basics like how to thread a needle, tie knots, use an embroidery hoop, and transfer design elements to fabric. For those who already have this basic knowledge, we will cover how to design your own simple mandalas to embroider. This class will cover the following stitches: chain stitch, lazy daisy, fly stitch, French knot, and pistol stitch.

Kit Contents: 8 skeins of cotton floss, hoop, and needle.

Supplies: All materials will be handed out to you at the start of class. We will provide scissors, compasses, fabric pencils, rulers.

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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 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.

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