My first fabric altered book

Lesley Riley’s altered board book class was total inspiration. She created a space for creativity and shared freely. I felt so lucky to take one of her classes. I cannot believe I made this back in 2003!

We had amazing fabrics and printed quotes to choose from.

I did add the domino and finish my cover at home, but I created so many pages in the class, I amazed myself.

Stop and Wonder…..a delicate hankie made a perfect pocket.

Combining paper, fabric and fibers was just so much fun!

A little of this and some of that…. I do use fabric in projects, but I would like to do a mostly fabric book again.

I found this quote by Erma Bombeck which was a bit of a surprise, since she was mostly known for her humor.

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”

These pages are just a sampling, there are six spreads in all.

10 responses to “My first fabric altered book

  1. I love this book!


  2. Oh Patty, it is beautiful! I love the book I made in her class too, isn’t she awesome? The colors are so striking here, and the pictures too…when we have lunch next, bring it along? I would love to see it firsthand.


  3. How lucky you are to participate to an altered class moreover with Lesley !! Your book is gorgeous!!If you ever come to France bring it too lol ;))


  4. fabelhaft dein buch Patty! 🙂


  5. Thanks for letting me visit your first book again this morning. I remember it well, loved it then, love it now!


  6. Congrats on your purchase! I just got done reading her blog about those fabrics and came to yours and you’re one of the recipients! I would love to know how to make a fabric book like that. I wanted to try to make one as a gift for this weekend, but have no clue how to start. oy.


  7. Oh this is gorgeous!!!!!!!


  8. fatmasplace

    du machst mich schwach. wowwwwwwwww, das ist so schön. mit stoff tue ich mich schwer, klappt nie so wie mein kopf das will;)


  9. absolutely gorgeous 🙂


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