I made this alphabet book for a typography class at RISD in about 1976. The class was held in the basement of the graphic design building, where the old letterpresses were set up. As I recall, the assignment was to make something that used the large collection of metal type that came with the presses. I doubt the presses are still there, making space for all of the new computer graphics equipment. During this time at school, I jumped at any opportunity to bring sewing and fabric into my work.
The old linen book cover is looking yellowed and stained.
The 4 inch square pages are made from cloth-covered card board.
I rolled ink or paint on the metal type and stamped each letter of the alphabet, making patterns on fabric.