Embroidery On and Off the Page 2023

Event Info

This one-day, virtual workshop takes place at CBA on Thursday, April 20, from 6:00 pm –8:00 pm.

  • Thursday, April 20, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on April 13, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Iviva Olenick.

In this two-hour virtual workshop for beginners, instructor Iviva Olenick will teach students 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. These techniques will prepare you to pursue a project involving bookbinding, textile arts, and more!

Finally, Iviva will share some of her own textile artwork and fabric books.

Required Materials:

Participants are encouraged to purchase the materials kit available from CBA.

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

All students are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email corina@centerforbookarts.org.

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.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be provided for all registered participants after the class.

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