Poking Fun: Sampler Embroidery 2023

Event Info

This one-day virtual workshop takes place at Zoom on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 6–8pm.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 6–8pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Tuesday, March 14, at 11:59pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual workshop at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Candace Hicks.

Suggested Reading: The Subversive Stitch by Rozsicka Parker

In this online workshop participants will create a sampler that combines text and imagery.

The workshop will cover techniques for transferring a design, basic stitches, and tips for designing layout. In addition, we will discuss the history and significance of the sampler including recent iterations and interpretations. No prior sewing or embroidery experience is necessary.

Required Materials:

Required Materials:

  • Needles
  • Scissors
  • White tracing or printer paper
  • Fabric (preferably duck cloth or linen approximately 8”x10”) Various embroidery threads, including black

About Candace Hicks

Candace Hicks collects coincidences from the books she reads and gathers them in her artists’ books and installations. She is the Coordinator of Foundations at Stephen F. Austin State University where she teaches foundational courses in two-dimensional media. Her books are in collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York and many university special collections including Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. 


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. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future. 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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