Ukrainian Embroidery Lecture and Workshop

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CANCELLED! History and contemporary use of Ukrainian embroidery. Lecture/presentation by Olga Kobryn at 11:00 AM till noon. Ukrainian Embroidery for Beginners Workshop at 1:00 PM Attend one or both!

This event has been cancelled due to the presenter's unforeseen circumstances. We will reschedule on a future date.

Join us for a lecture and presentation about Ukrainian Embroidery presented by Olga Kobryn. She will speak about and show examples of the history of this beautifully varied, rich folk art of Ukraine.  Archeological finds indicate that embroidered ornamentation on clothing existed as long ago as 7,000 BC.

Artifacts show the Byzantine influence on embroidery when Ukraine was Baptized in 988 AD. Examples will show Church embroidery, folk costumes, clothing and ritual cloths (Rushnyky), and will explain their importance in all aspects of life in Ukraine to the present day. Examples of various embroidery stitches, regional characteristics, color schemes and more will be displayed. 

Ukrainian Embroidery for Beginners Workshop takes place at 1:00 PM. Olga will teach beginners the essentials about fabric, floss, patterns, styles, and students will have the opportunity to work on a cross stitch pattern of their choice.

For information call (732) 356-0132 or email

Current exibition Rushnyky: Ritual Cloths of the Kozak Lands of Ukraine on view at the Library Gallery at 135 Davidson Ave. Somerset, NJ. 08873.

October 26th, 2019 11:00 AM
UHEC Library
135 Davidson Ave.
Somerset, NJ 08873-08873
Phone: 7323560132
Event Fee(s)
Lecture only $ 10.00
Workshop (including lecture) $ 30.00