Mary Jane Sneyd

Fabric portraiture,
nudes & artworks

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I make realistic textile collages.

I currently offer one intermediate level class. It is a 2-day class concentrating on colour value to make a realistic textile collage hand.

I am developing 2 other classes, a beginners' class on value and shadows, and an advanced class on making a realistic portrait in a monochromatic palette.

These classes are face-to-face only at the minute, but if there is sufficient interest, I will consider developing online classes.

Class 1.

2-day Hand Class. Currently face-to-face only.

For intermediate quilters. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO DRAW. I have never done art and I cannot draw to save myself.

Previous experience: It would help if you know how to use fusibles or have done fusible fabric collage previously. In the end you will have to sew every individual piece down so you also need to know your sewing machine well!


  • This is a technique class. I have chosen to make a hand because it is achievable and the techniques you learn can be applied to portraits, nudes, animals etc.
  • We will be making a hand from a photo (and associated patterns) that I will supply.¬†
  • The finished hand¬†piece will be about 12" X 12".
  • I will supply detailed notes on the process.

Class size: Restricted to 10 people so each person gets individual attention.