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SFSNAD Workshop 2


May Morris Inspired Embroidered Book Cover Workshop

with Lucy Barter, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

Zoom Workshop Saturday, August 29, 2020 10 am – 4 pm

Fee: $180 including materials kit

Deadline to register: Wednesday 8/19.

Register in Eventbrite.

Our second needlework workshop created especially for the Textile Arts Council. This all day class invites the student to learn a range of stitches and embroidery skills. Inspired by the Rose Bush embroidery kit and the Embroidery and Lace book cover, both designed by May Morris, this kit will guide the stitcher through using English silk and gold thread, to customize a book cover for themselves.

The stitches used are laidwork, long and short stitch, darning stitch, couching, stem stitch and French knots on a linen ground. The book plate can have any title or name stitched in stem stitch and the cover is customized to fit a book of the stitcher’s choice. (Book not included)

Skill level is beginner and above.

Upon registration, students will receive a kit with the necessary supplies.

Registration closes 8/19!

About the instructor:


Lucy Barter is the co-founder of the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. Prior to that she was the sole proprietor of her own needlework business, Forever Embroidery Studio. Lucy served as the resident embroidery teacher at Filoli, and as the US Course Coordinator and instructor for the Royal School of Needlework.

In 2006, Lucy graduated from the Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship Programme, and holds a BA Honors Degree in Fashion Design from the University of Northumbria.

Lucy brings many valuable years of teaching, design and technical expertise to the needlework field. She is passionate about sharing traditional embroidery techniques. She has three pre-school aged children to keep her on her toes when she is not at SNAD.

To learn more about Lucy and the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, please see their website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Image credits: Photos courtesy of the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design.


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