Threads and Yarns with Sylvia G. Snyder

Wednesday, August 7th
9am – 4pm
Reserve your spot today, as class sizes are limited!

FACES Members receive 10% off all class registration fees for 2013!

About the Class

Create your own fabrics using threads and yarns. Build a harmony of colors in your art. In this 6 hours class, you will sew the background fabric from different fibers capturing them under tulle. A novelty fabric or thread painted element will be the focal point. The intricate borders and many possibilities I will show you to finish the project, as well machine quilting will end this class.

The cost for this all-day course is $45. A separate kit fee, made payable to Sylvia, will be required on the day of the class. This is a six hour class, and the finished project will measure approximately 15″ x 15″.

Preparation before class:

    • Check that your machine is in good working order.
    • Have your name badge.


Sewing Machine:

    • All machine accessories including darning and open toe foot, and bobbins
    • Seam ripper
    • Embroidery or topstitch needle #80/12 or universal 70/14


General Requirements:

    • Rotary cutter, pinking rotary cutter (if you have one), small mat, small ruler (not essential), and small scissors
    • Hoop 7” or 8″ (spring hoops or Hoop-la)
    • Glue stick (my favorite is Elmer’s washable) and fine point marker (Sharpie)
    • Paper-backed fusible web such as Pellon 805 Wonder- Under® or Lite Steam-A-Seam2®
    • 11″ x 11″ tear-away stabilizer (I will have some)



    • Embroidery threads in the colors of your project or clear MonoPoly thread
    • Many threads and yarns



    • 11” x 11” background foundation (the color will be seen in your finish work)
    • Approx. 3” x 3” conversational print (I will have same)
    • Border fabrics; 2 or 3 colors to auditioning
    • 16” x 16” backing fabric
    • 16” x 16” lightweight batting
    • Tulle in several different colors (½yard), if buying one go for dark tulle (I will have same)


    • Ironing board, iron, and extension cord will be supplied

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 a class on the first Wednesday of every month.