Embroidery On and Off the Page 2022

Event Info

This one-day, online workshop takes place on Zoom on December 13, from 6pm-8pm.

  • Tuesday, December 13, from 6-8pm ET.

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on December 6, at 11:59pm.

About the Workshop:

In this two-hour virtual workshop for beginners, Instructor Iviva Olenick will teach participants a variety of embroidery stitches including satin stitch, backstitch, split stitch, chain stitch, and plain weave. These stitches can be done on either fabric or paper—and Olenick will discuss techniques for stitching on unconventional materials like plastic.
The class will also explore how embroidery can be applied to the book arts, experimenting with layering fabric or paper over several kinds of recommended adhesive stabilizers or non-woven fabric interfacing.
Finally, Iviva will share some of her own textile artwork and fabric books.
This workshop will cover:
  • stitch sampler of basic and more complex embroidery stitches;
  • how to stitch on fabric and on paper
  • paper piercing
  • how to use several different weights of stabilizers or interfacing to make book covers and pages
  • tools for writing or drawing directly on fabric
  • brief artist talk/sharing of embroidered books and artworks

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Optional Materials:

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.

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All workshops at CBA are subject to our cancellation policies.

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