Embroidered Books

Event Info

This two-day, hybrid (in-person or remote) workshop takes place at CBA and on Zoom on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 and 8, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

  • Tuesday, February 7, 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 8, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on January 30, at 11:59 pm.


About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Iviva Olenick.

Looking to expand your book making by adding surface texture and structure through embroidery and fabric? This hybrid class will lead you through a comprehensive embroidery sampler to master around a dozen stitches, after which we will explore special tools and materials for making book covers and folios. Students will embark on their own projects using supplies specially prepared in advance by the instructor, with the option of incorporating materials from home.

This is a 2-part / 2-session class for Intermediate Students who have either taken Embroidery On & Off the Page or who already know the following embroidery stitches: running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch, French knots.

This class is hybrid. It will be taught at CBA with the option of Zooming in from home. The instructor will manage both sets of students with as much grace and individual attention as possible.


Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email corina@centerforbookarts.org. Required Materials:

  • Participants are required to purchase the materials kit for this workshop.
  • If students have their own fabrics, buttons, threads, paper, photographs, artwork they would like to experiment with incorporating, you may bring these

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.


About Iviva Olenick

Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-based artist developing textiles from seed to fiber and dye and using textiles as texts.

Her work has been exhibited all over the United States, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; the Hunterdon Museum, NJ; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; the Center for Book Arts, NYC; the Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Wyckoff House Museum, Brooklyn.

Olenick is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program where she teaches Fibers. In addition, she gives artist talks and designs intensive textile-based workshops for museums and universities.  


All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on June 13 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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