Class Description

Class Information - SUN 1 - R5 - What to Do with Threads

What to Do With Threads
You Don’t Know How to Use

Resource Class Number: SUN 1 - R5

Teacher: Julia Snyder

Class Time & Date: 5:15 - 6:45 PM, Sunday

Limit: Open Seating


Can I use this thread for this? What threads work well for this area? What thread is best for this size canvas? How would you use that thread? If these are questions you have had in the past, then come to this class and get your questions answered. We will take a look at several threads from Kreinik, & more, Renaissance Designs, and a few others and how they work best, and will answer your questions. This class is to educate you on new and different types of threads for needlepoint, and how to best market these threads.

Teacher Biography

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