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SFSNAD workshop 8/15



Crewelwork Pin Cushion Workshop

with Lucy Barter, San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

Zoom Workshop Saturday, August 15, 2020

Offered at two times: 10 am – 1 pm, and 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fee: $85 including materials kit

Deadline to register: Friday 8/7.

Register in Eventbrite.

This crewelwork pincushion was custom-designed for our Textile Arts Council workshops. The motif was inspired by the May Morris-designed bed hangings on William Morris’s bed at Kelmscott Manor. It incorporates the Rose Wreath Panel, designed by William Morris and stitched by May. The pincushion was created using crewel wool on a linen ground and stitched in the authentic fashion of May Morris.

In this three hour class, suitable for beginners, instruction will be given in how the stitches are worked and how they have evolved over time. You will learn Long and Short Stitch, Satin Stitch, Trellis Stitch and Stem Stitch to create this beautiful design.

Students will receive a kit with the necessary supplies, including a hoop and the filling for the pincushion. All you will need to supply is a pair of scissors.


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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