A Cloth Book

You can make a substantial cloth book without sewing or gluing by using the Slot & Tab binding.


Cut twenty equal rectangles out of cloth. Place the cloth in a horizontal format. Apply a vertical line of gesso down the center of each.

Detailed instructions for making the structure out of paper are shown on the following pages:
Making Handmade Books, 55-56
Unique Handmade Books, as Pocket Triangle and Diamond Book, 48-51
Creating Handmade Books, 37-39







This is how the book appeared before it became Handle with Gloves: Twelve Readings in the post, "Eva Hesse: Visual & Visceral."

The original Slot & Tab binding was designed by Michael Budiansky.

Comments

Lotus said…
Awesome!
I'm gonna give this a try!
Lotus
Judith Hoffman said…
this is great - I sent a link to my book arts group. The finished book is beautiful, too. I'm really enjoying your blog. Thanks!
Kieu said…
This is a great design! Definitely will experiment with this. Thanks for sharing!
Velma said…
alisa, this may have solved a big problem for me...thank you michael, too.
iNd!@nA said…
followed the breadcrumbs that Velma sprinkled in the forest to find you here...this is intriguing indeed.
Alisa said…
Thanks to all!
And welcome iNd!@nA
Unknown said…
OVER THE YEAR'S I'VE KEPT EVERY LITTLE NOTION. FROM BUTTONS TO GARMENT TAG'S TO ZIPPER'S. NOW I KNOW HOW TO UTILIZE IT. I KNEW THAT SOME DAY THERE WOULD A USE FOR ALL OF IT. I'M SO GLAD I FOUND THIS ON LINE.