A Whole New Machine Art Form

Sunday, January 26th
12pm – 6pm

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About the class

Improve your free-motion machine quilting while learning thread painting and tips on how to create beautiful pieces of fabric.  You will gain better control of your stitches while your quilting gets smoother. This class will teach you different thread painting techniques, such as three dimensional free-standing leaves, dimensional flowers, and a flat vase painted with two different threads through the eye of the needle.  In addition, you will learn how to blend colors and balance your small project.  The finished project will measure approximately 12” x 17”.

Class Fee $45

Sewing Machine:

All machine accessories, including darning foot (essential for this class), bobbins.
Embroidery needle #90/14 or topstitch needle #100/16.
Hoop – the best is Morgan’s No-Slip Hoop for sewing machine, but I use spring hoops.

General Requirements:

Rotary cutter, mat, ruler, small scissors
Seam Ripper
Glue sticks (my favorite Elmer’s washable)
Fine point permanent marker(Sharpie),pencil
Freezer Paper 12” x 12” or larger


Neutral colored sewing thread for general assembly
All types including rayon 40 and/or 30, embroidery polyester 40 and/or 30, and cotton machine embroidery or quilting 50 and/or 40 in many shades (value) of red, orange, purple, pink, green, black, and multicolor, variegated, and twisted.


10” X 15” background fabric
10” x 15” muslin
For border, two strips 2.5” x 28”
13” x 18” backing fabric
8” x 8” fabric for the vase (no batiks please)


Ironing board, iron, and extension cord will be supplied

Kit fee $5 payable to instructor; includes: 8”x 8”heavy cut away,6” x 6” flower fabric, Super Solvy water stabilizer, bobbin thread ,13” x 18” Pellon® Fleece 988.    If you purchase these materials on your own, you don’t have to purchase a kit.


About Sylvia

Sylvia Gabriela Snyder found her inspiration for fabric art when she learned of Japanese fabric works in a class she attended (1993). After Sylvia moved to the U.S. in 2000, she was intent on discovering her own style and expression through fabric art. After attending many exhibits, Sylvia entered an exhibit in 2006, winning her first ribbon at the Bernina Challenge. After this exhibit, Sylvia has had her work showcased in numerous exhibitions all over the nation, and has won many other awards.

Look for other upcoming classes by Sylvia!

Sylvia will be giving classes on the last Sunday of every month. Look for her upcoming classes on Creative Sewing and Still Life.