Sew What?

Event Info

This one-day, online workshop takes place on Zoom on Tuesday, March 28, from 6-8pm ET.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 6-8pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on March 21, at 11:59pm.


About the Workshop:

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

In this online workshop students will create a cloth book that combines text and imagery. The workshop will principally focus on content development. We will look at examples of artists that use embroidery and how the technique relates to the content. Like quilters form the past, we will re-use fabrics that have already served a function and may have associated memories and history. Secondarily, we will cover techniques for transferring a design, basic stitches, and tips for designing layout. No prior sewing or embroidery experience is necessary.


Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests 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.or g.

Required Materials:

  • used fabric/clothing
  • needles
  • scissors
  • embroidery floss

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.

All workshops at CBA are subject to our cancellation policies.

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