Class Description

Class Information - FRI 2 -T2 - & What is Your Stitch?

& What is Your Stitch?

Canvas Class Number: FRI 2 -T2

Teachers: Tony Minieri, June McKnight and Julia Snyder

Class Time & Date: 1:00 - 2:30 PM, Friday

Limit: 20


Ever wonder how 3 national teachers would stitch the same design? Well, come take "& what is your stitch?" at Destination Dallas 2019. We will have Tony Minieri, June McKnight, and Julia Snyder stitch the same design and discuss why they chose the stitches and threads they used.  This is also a great opportunity to "interview" teachers that you might like to have come teach at your shop.

Teacher Biographies

June McKnight is a matriarch in our industry. Best known for her tiny little stitch books (there are 16 in the collection) she has had experience in every aspect of our industry. She remains a dedicated instructor and has been a shopkeeper and wholesaler in the needlepoint industry.

Julia Snyder grew up in her local needlepoint store where her mother, Patsye Hardin, worked. She
started stitching at the age of 4 and has not stopped since. Julia has won awards in the State Fair of
Texas as well as ANG. She has also designed and taught classes for ANG, EGA, Needlepointers,
Destination Dallas Market, and TNNA Market. Julia has also been involved in judging at the State
Fair of Texas for several years and been a part of the Beaux-Arts Auction at the Dallas Museum of
Art. She has been teaching since she and her mother opened Key Stitches, which
closed in 2009.

Along with stitching and teaching, Julia stays busy writing stitch guides for designers
and clients. Her books have been a huge success as well as her traveling and teaching all over the
USA. Her books include the following: 176 Amazing Stitches, Backgrounds and Such, Categories for
Needlepoint, Darn Fillings, Everything Blackwork is New Again, First Stitch First, Great Layers,
Have Stitch Will Travel, iBargello, Just Stitches I Use, Keys to Canvas Embellishment, Love It or Rip
It, & Master List. Along with writing her books, Julia and her husband, Mickey Snyder, own ...& more,
a wholesale needlepoint company where she designs and paints canvases. Along with the canvases
they carry 8 lines of threads, 7 types of beads, and beading thread that comes in 36 colors.

After closing Key Stitches, Julia has taught nationwide. For the past 7 years Julia has
helped Leigh from The Needle Bug in Montgomery run The Bug Boutique in Callaway School Needle
Arts, and the past 4 years has taught her 4-day embellishment class at Callaway Garden School of
Needle Arts. As of present Julia is the Assistant Director of CANVAS, a needlepoint adventure which
began January 2018, teaching all over the USA, and helping her husband Mickey with the ...& more

Tony Minieri is an internationally-known needlepoint teacher with Level I Certification from The National Academy of NeedleArts, Tony instructs for the American Needlepoint Guild, Inc., The Embroiders' Guild of America, The National NeedleArts Association, needlepoint shops, guilds, and private groups. His body of work encompasses teaching and designing, and he is in much demand for creating stitch and thread guides and for teaching his project classes.

You'll often hear Tony singing in his rich baritone voice. If you are lucky, you'll be treated to one of his many stories that are accompanied by his equally rich laughter that fills the room. It's a treat to learn from Tony Minieri as he shares, entertains, teaches, and supports your efforts to be a better stitcher.