Embroidery On and Off the Page

Event Info

This class will take place on:
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

In this two-hour workshop, the instructor will teach students beginner and intermediate embroidery stitches that can be done on fabric or paper. We will also discuss strategies for stitching on paper versus fabric. Finally, we will explore the creative embroidery applications for book arts: stitching to create text and images, or piercing or poking holes to make an image or text without using thread. The instructor will also offer advice for transferring drawings and/or text onto fabric or paper from a digital or printed source.

Students will need the following materials:

  • needles, size 18-22 chenille needles are easy to thread
  • plain, woven fabric
  • paper strong enough to withstand being poked by a needle
  • embroidery or sewing thread
  • pencil
  • embroidery hoop (optional)
  • erasable and heat erasable pens (optional), which can be used for writing on paper and fabric
  • Dental threaders to help thread needles (optional)


Images of artwork courtesy of Iviva Olenick. Portrait courtesy of Michael Piña.

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