In-Person Classes

World-class needlework instruction is coming to Chicago! Expert embroidery artist and instructor Lauren Yeager from the San Francisco School of Needlework & Design will be teaching in-person classes at our flagship Ravenswood location beginning in July 2023. Lauren will start by leading 6 monthly Intro to Embroidery classes, each of which will feature a different project and different stitches to learn. Take one, two, or all six classes to earn your certificate and walk away with nearly 50 embroidery stitches under your belt!

July 16th – Intro to Embroidery: Animal

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Contemporary Giraffe embroidery SFSNAD
Traditional stag embroidery SFSNAD

August 20th – Intro to Embroidery: Plant

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plant cactus contemporary sfsnad embroidery
plant peapod traditional sfsnad embroidery

About your instructor: 

Lauren Yeager is a textile artist with a particular interest in studying and preserving traditional garments and embroidery. This led her to studying with the Royal School of Needlework in the UK, and later with the Japanese Embroidery Center and Ecole Lesage as well. She has a BFA in Fashion Design from Columbia College in Chicago, and has received multiple awards for construction and design in costume and in hand embroidery, including the DCASE individual artist grant from the City of Chicago.

Before coming to SFSNAD, Lauren worked as a production assistant for visual artist Nick Cave in his Chicago studio, building soundsuits for museum installations and private collections. She has extensive experience as a freelance artist, assisting in costume production for various performances and competitions.