This class will take place on:
- Wed, Feb 10, 12:00–3:00pm ET
This is a follow-up to Iviva Olenick’s Embroidery On and Off the Page. Participants do not need to have taken this workshop to register for Embroidery Beyond Basics.
This two-hour workshop with Iviva Olenick will include a review of stitches from Embroidery On and Off the Page: running stitch, backstitch, split stitch, stem stitch, seed stitch, satin stitch, plain weave, chain stitch, French knots. Students will also learn more advanced stitches such as: blanket stitch, pinwheel, interlaced backstitch, interlaced chain stitch. The instructor will demonstrate finishing techniques, including reviewing ways to knot the end of threads and treat the back of the fabric. This workshop will also explore and discuss applications for embroidery – such as using certain stitches to render text and drawings. While the majority of the workshop will focus on embroidery on fabric, participants are also welcome to experiment on paper.
- Plain fabric, like cotton muslin
- An embroidery hoop
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery thread
- Needle threader, if needed
- Fabric scissors
- Writing implement
- * optional: for embroidery, I recommend heat erasable pens and Frixion erasable pens
About the Instructor
Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-based artist developing textiles from seed to fiber and dye and 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. Iviva 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.
In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. While each class has a suggested price, we wish to make our educational programming as economically accessible as possible as well as to make sure our students feel fulfilled in their creative processes outside of the studio. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.