Dye, Stitch, Fold, Mend: Fiber Arts as Book Arts (Session 2: Embroidery)

Event Info

This virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on April 4, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

  • Thursday, April 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on March 28st, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual workshop is taught by CBA instructor Iviva Olenick.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to create an embroidery sampler on fabric and paper, and will learn how to use different stitches to create text, line, and volume on paper and fabric. The class will include a demonstration and participatory activity in learning running stitch, back stitch, split stitch, French knots, and more, and students will practice these stitches on paper and fabric.

In this class, you’ll review how to pierce holes in paper for embroidery, learn about textile based materials that can be use for bookmaking, and practice using lightweight interfacing under paper to help stabilize it. You’ll receive video resources and instructions for creating sampler stitches, and study artists who use embroidery as part of their practice. Don’t miss this chance to develop a new understanding of embroidery and book arts! This is part 2 in a series of three workshops focusing on textiles and book arts. This will prepare you to participate in part 3, where you’ll learn how to create simple book forms with the fabric and paper that you’ve used in this class.

Required Materials:

  • Fabric
  • Embroidery needles & threads
  • An embroidery hoop
  • A pair of scissors

More detailed materials lists will be provided in the email sent upon registration

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 March 28th at 11:59pm. The price of this class is $45. This is part two in a series of three workshops focusing on natural dyeing, embroidery, and bookmaking techniques. You may register for one, two, or all three sessions. Please be advised that a 10% discount will be automatically applied to registrations for any two or more sessions. You can sign up for Session 1 here and Session 3 here. This class will be recorded and the recording will be viewable for up to 30 days after the class.

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