Book Structures 2 - Creative Designs
Concertina, Pamphlets, Folded, Slot & Tab, Piano Hinge
Venetian Blind with Woven Threads
Extra threads are woven through the pages down the sides to stabilise the board pages.
Concertina with Drawstring
A variation on Fan Leaf or Venetian Blind Book
Fishbone structure folded book
Chinese Thread Book
Historic design for keeping sewing threads organised. On the base there is a rectangular and two square compartments. When these are folded down, there are four smaller twist boxes on top. A card cover folder closes the flattened boxes.
Piano Hinge Binding
Using skewers as the sticks to slide between slots on the page folds, to link the pages into a book form - a textile sampler. Machine stitching onto card pages. Skewers create space for bulky page content and still allow book to close.
Piano Hinge with skewers: exploring French Knot embellishments on linocut printed fabric, ink hand colouring; leather strips with machine stitching.
Toothpick Piano Hinge
Hand-written calligraphy lettering on Zeta paper wrapped around the toothpicks and secured through slots in the paper.
A sculptural piece with incredible fluidity and movement.
Australian flat style reverse piano hinge
A house-shaped book with interlocking pages. Windows that show through to the page inside. No gluing or stitching.
Japanese Stab Binding
Possibly the easiest type of stitching, but does not open out very well. Intricate designs increase the possibilities.
Soft Cover Books with Exposed stitching
The number of threads is determined by the number of signatures; there are many patterns.
Double Signature Notebook
The simplest binding using glue rather than stitching; the back is on view as well and deserves content!
Three intriguing structures to display miniature prints: hinged gallery concertina, framed concertina and stitched strips concertina.
Gallery Books for Photos
The concertina spine allows the prints or photos attached to the spine folds to be opened out for static display