December Newsletter
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Dear Creative Merry-Makers,

‘Tis the season all around us! Our school is located in a bustling shopping district, and eye candy is everywhere we look – the store next to us has enormous candy garlands bordering their windows. We are surrounded by so much to be inspired by. The first of the Jewels of the Sea Challenge pieces are beginning to arrive, each one a great gift for us, bringing all of the excitement outside our doors into our school. Speaking of the holiday season, we have a couple of fun holiday activities on our calendar.  On December 3rd, we’ll be collaborating with local artist Stevie Howell and the Hero Shop in San Francisco, where we will be monogramming Stevie’s silk pajamas on site at Hero. These make great holiday gifts. Additionally, we invite all of you to come stop by the school on Saturday, December 17, to share in some holiday cheer with us. More details on both of these events are below.

We know that many of you are too far away to join us over the holidays. We hope that all of you find some time to be enveloped by the warmth of friends and family while stitching something that tickles your fancy. You have provided us with your energy and enthusiasm throughout our short six months, and you stay in our hearts and minds.

Wishing you sweetness and joy over the holidays!

SNAD Snowflakes,
Ellice, Beth, Annalee and Lucy

Hand Monogramming Event at Hero Shop
Join us this Saturday, December 3rd, from 12-3pm at Hero Shop in San Francisco where we'll be hand monogramming silk pajamas by Stevie Howell. We are so excited about this fun collaboration! Stevie Howell's pieces are beautiful and luxurious. They will make perfect gifts for the holidays! 
Fashion Embellishment
with Marie-Sophie
Lockhart of
Lockhart Embroidery

Learn how to embellish denim from one of fashion's most exciting embroiderers! We are pleased to announce that Marie-Sophie Lockhart will be teaching two classes in fashion embellishment this upcoming January. We will be running two sessions of the same class on January 26th and January 27th. This evening event will start with a lecture by Marie-Sophie and end with a workshop where you will have the opportunity to embellish your own denim items with Marie-Sophie’s guidance. We encourage you to bring your own special denim pieces to personalize!

Click here for details.

Marie-Sophie Lockhart is a Brooklyn based Embroidery Artist.  All of her creations are hand embroidered, one-of-a-kind and 100% original.  Born in the Banlieues (outskirts) of Paris, she began her fashion career on the sales floor of Colette.

Marie-Sophie counts Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Barney's Japan as some of her valued clients, and has created unique embroidery for Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus. You can also find her pieces stocked at London boutique, Browns.

To learn more about Lockhart Embroidery, check out the website.

SNAD Holiday Party

Join us for some holiday cheer on December 17th from 11am-4pm. Bring along a project to work on and partake in festive nibbles!

Also on December 17th we will be teaching this Metalwork Snowflake. 9:30am-12:30pm, Cost $45. To sign up click here.

Other Holiday Classes this December:

Ugly Holiday Sweater Workshop!
December 10, 10 am-4 pm & December 14, 5-8 pm
Come and create your own Ugly Holiday Sweater!

Holiday Ornament: Beaded Mitten
December 14, 11am-4pm
A fun simple project you can complete in a couple hours. Drop-In class during our Wednesday Stitch-In.

Holiday Gift Box
December 18, 2016, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Make your own fabric covered Gift Box!
New Classes for 2017
We have begun posting our classes for 2017 online. We are particularly excited about a few of our new series that deal with practical embroidery skills.

Our Stitch Clinics will be starting in January. These classes have been designed to cover the essential components of many embroidery projects.
We are also introducing our Finishing and Mounting Series. These classes will come in handy for those of you who want help finishing up your Jewels of the Sea challenge entries which are due January 18th!
And don't forget our Design and Color Theory Classes! Color starts in January and Design in February.
Gift Certificates for Classes and Shop Now Available!
If you are looking for a holiday gift for your crafty loved ones consider a SNAD Gift Certificate. We have gift certificates for Classes and for our Shop. To inquire about gift certificates contact us at or give us a call, (415) 604-1104.
Class Schedule & Registration



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