Exploring Fabric Books

Lesley’s second book, Fabric Memory Books, explores the many ways fabric can be used to create unique, non-traditional books. Be the first to get a sneak preview and hands-on experience while working with favorite fabrics and new, fabric-like materials that take the place of paper. These surfaces have the texture and appeal of fabric but are suitable for writing, drawing, painting and more.

In this two day class, you will learn how to dye, paint and pattern fabric for your pages. We will construct three different styles of books. Minimal hand sewing required. A machine will be available for minimal machine stitching too, if that’s what you want to do. You will have time to begin to create page art or text in any or all of them. Each of you will leave class well on your way to completing three personal works of art. This is a chance for those new to either fiber art or bookmaking to explore either medium, as well as a wonderful new approach for seasoned book or fiber artists.