I scanned the pages of my paper books, played with some of the pages in Photoshop, and printed on TAP paper the ones I wanted to use in my textile version. I then used Bondaweb to glue them to the backing of a piece of Gesso-painted cotton. This gave me the hold I needed for a zig-zag-book. To secure them further, because some of the pages went over the foldings, I stitched them with white tread. The quote I’ve used is from a poem by Jon Fosse. No deeper meaning, I just needed something to write.
I have just made two Leporello-books in paper. The collages are made from the many writing-exercises for part two of Juliette Exkel’s Textile Books Workshop.
Book number 2 alternates between black and blue
and red and black. All on white paper.
Now I just have to make them into one made of fabric.
Here are two more of my textile books for Ineke Berlyn’s course. I’ve had so much fun making them.
This first is my version of Book of Tea. Filled with quotes about tea, laces and stitching. With leather cover and closed with a key.
The next is «Welkome to my Garden»
The cover is made of balsa-wood, painted like a flower garden with a fence, made of those sticks you stir your coffe with. The fabrics are mostly snow-dyed, as well as the
thread I used for hand-stitching.