Take a needlework class

Visit our class calendar to explore our course offerings.

Volunteer your time

All that we do would not be possible without the dedication of incredible volunteers.
If you’re interested, please complete a volunteer application or email info@sfsnad.org for more information.

Make a donation

Gifts of all sizes are welcome.
San Francisco School of Needlework & Design is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax-deductible ID: 47-5111581. If you would like to donate by check, please make your check out to SFSNAD and mail it to:

360 Post Street, Suite 604put-bronze-135x135
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Together, let’s promote and preserve hand embroidery.

Our Vision:  A world class center for the teaching and showcasing of needlework

Your gift will enable us to:

Preserve and Advance the Art

  • Create a unique cultural center in the US that honors the history of American, International, and Contemporary needlework
  • Offer exhibitions for student work
  • Exhibit collections of historic needlework
  • Support our public library of over 3000 volumes

Build and Expand the Stitcher Community

  • Offer free weekly Stitch Ins
  • Build a diverse and engaging community for stitchers

Encourage and Support Our Students

  • Provide student scholarships
  • Train students for needlework careers
  • Maintain small class sizes
  • Keep class prices affordable
  • Provide students with the best materials available

Maintain World Class Quality

  • Provide a well-appointed facility
  • Teach a broad range of unique techniques
  • Develop curricula for beginners through pre-professional levels
  • Ensure the highest standards of instructional excellence for every student