The Abundant Book Ecourse


Hi everyone. Welcome to The Abundant Book Ecourse. This is a class I taught live Summer 2022. The student work was just remarkable. It was such a pleasure to teach, that I decided to create an online class from this workshop. For those who have taken my classes before, you will recognize some of my tried and true techniques, which I have used in a different way for this class. I also have been busy in my studio experimenting away to come up with this unique book. I call it the Abundant Book because I have included all the things I love, botanical papers, vintage ephemera, vintage fabric and lace, embroidered pieces of fabric, wire work, collage put into a dye bath. I am a collector and I have collected all this vintage over the years as well as lovely people sending me boxes of their families old linens! I am so grateful to have so much and I treasure it all! I have already made 3 books and plan to make another and another. It's the type of book you never get tired of making! I hope you will fall in love with your book like I have. All the videos are downloadable and you can keep forever. I have a Facebook group. Here is the link

Supply list:

Vintage Fabric and laces  (check vintage stores and swap meets, check out Etsy and Ebay)  

watercolor paper, copy paper, craft paper    Size 9.5" x 12"                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 For botanicals-eucalyptus leaves, leaves, flowers, weeds in your garden, rusty pipe or any rusty elements, vinegar, pot to boil papers in, twine to wrap papers, wood pieces to hold your papers in place                                         

Vintage Ephemera ( I buy alot of mine from  

 Chalk paints (get them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Golden acrylic paints- I use Alizarin crimson, paynes gray, ultramarine blue, quin nickel azo gold, titanian white, Water colors-your choice of colors

joint compound (Home Depot or Lowes) which is premixed plaster   

 matte medium, Golden Self Leveling    

Gel, gesso, clear gesso                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Dark annealed wire, gauge 24

 waxed linen (Michaels or Hobby Lobby) , embroidery floss, sewing needles, darners for waxed linen.     


Video 1 -Introduction.

Video 2- Supplies pt 1

Video 3-Supplies pt 2

Video 4-Botanical Papers

Video 5-Image Transfers and plastered fabric 

Video 6-Collage pt. 1

Video 7-Collage pt. 2

Video 8-Collage pt. 3

Video 9-Patchwork

Video 10-Borders

Video 11-Bundles

Video 12-Binding

Video 13-Getting Signatures together

Video 14-Preparing Book for Binding

Video 15-Wirework

Video 16-Going over the Book