Embroidered Books

Event Info

This two-day, hybrid workshop takes place at CBA on Wednesday and Thursday, July 26 and 27, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • Thursday, July 27, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on July 19, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This hybrid 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:

  • 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 July 19 at 11:59pm.  The price of the class is $140 for tuition plus a $50 required materials kit. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you if you are selected to receive a scholarship before the start date of the class. To view more information about our current scholarship opportunities, please visit this link. Covid Policy: Masks recommended for in-person classes at CBA.

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