Class Instructors

Leora Raikin

It is almost four years since I started teaching African Folklore Embroidery to adults and children across the United States. Since then over 6,000 people have completed an African Folklore Embroidery class. It has been so exciting to see the response from quilters, embroiderers and those who have never stitched before and are stunned by their results! I get so excited and proud when my students email me pictures of their completed designs.

In order to keep up with the growing requests for lectures, workshops and classes throughout the United States and Canada, and continue with our mission to educate people about South Africa through African Folklore Embroidery, a multi-cultural needleart, I developed the African Folklore Embroidery Educators Training Program.

Through training and educational material this allows for others to lecture and teach African Folklore Embroidery at guilds, shops, museums, scout troops and summer camps.

In the lectures I present on African Folklore Embroidery I try and convey information about South Africa and African Folklore Embroidery in a humorous, entertaining, informative and interactive manner. A percentage of all book sales are donated to Kidzpositive, an AIDS charity that supports mothers and children with AIDS in South Africa.

To schedule a lecture or workshop, contact Leora (818) 999-6094 email us.