Online Introduction to Embroidery: Animal with Mae McCourt

Mae McCourt

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Date(s) - October 1, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This class is part of our 6-part Introduction to Embroidery Series. Students can choose if they want a contemporary or traditional design.

Class time: 10am-3pm Pacific Time

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

Where: This class is happening online via Zoom; all registered students will receive the Zoom meeting information 1 week prior to the class date.

Class Description: This class is part of our 6-part Introduction to Embroidery Series. Students can choose between the “Contemporary Animal” giraffe design or “Traditional Animal” stag design at check out. You can not change your kit choice after you check out. The technique is the same for either option and both designs will cover the following stitches:

•satin (padded)

•turkey rug stitch

•chain and detached chain stitch

•feather stitch

•French knot

•eyelet filling

•rope stitch


Our Introduction to Embroidery Series will introduce you to foundational embroidery skills such as how to thread the needle, how to start and end your threads, and how to use an embroidery hoop. You will have the opportunity to practice stitching with four different kinds of threads: wool, cotton, metallic, and silk. In addition to the fabric for the finished design, you will be provided with a “doodle cloth” for practicing your embroidery stitches.

This series consists of six different classes. Each one has a different subject matter (i.e. Animal, Flower, Building), a traditional design or a contemporary design. The two designs will be taught at the same time based on students’ kit choice. You can take as many of the classes as you like and in any order that you wish. You will learn eight different stitches in each class, or a total of 48 stitches if you take all six!

Kit Contents: needles, twill fabric, threads (cotton, wool, silk, metallic)

Supplies: All materials will be mailed to you prior to the start of class. You will need to supply a pair of scissors.

Class Minimum: 3 students

Please click HERE to register.

About the Educator: Mae is a professional teacher and teacher trainer, with a passion for hand embroidery, as well as other traditional crafts, design, and photography. She has been practicing embroidery for ten years and honed her skills through her involvement with SFSNAD as a volunteer and a student. Mae was one of the first people to take SFSNAD’s own Comprehensive Studies Program in Surface Embroidery.

Mae has a Master’s Degree in Education and studied Classical Art and Archaeology for five years. Since 2008, she has been teaching, developing courses, and working in academic management in San Francisco, New York, London, and Japan.

Registration for this class closes 2 weeks prior to the start date in order to allow for the shipment of kits for domestic shipping and 4 weeks for international shipping. You can not change the design you select after you register.

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.

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.