Slip-cases for books
As an avid reader and collector of illustrated books, it was natural for Ruth to combine her loves of books and embroidery in making bespoke slip-cases, for special gifts or as display pieces.
The slip-cases shown here were created for a range of books, both newly published and from the 'golden age' of book illustration.
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Inspired by the design and spirit of the book – a graphic novel retelling of the story of the battle of Thermopylae – this slip case uses tones of sepia brown and blood red, while the helmet reflects ancient Greek coins.
This slip case takes its inspiration from one of Williams’ illustrations in the book, that of a hare in a tangle of wild roses. The design renders this in a more stylised form, laid out as a mandala.
Entirely hand embroidered and assembled, this slip case is directly inspired by the cover of the book itself, and is an interpretation of Williams’ design in a variety of embroidery techniques.
The front of the slip case uses the incense burner design used on both the boards of the book and its dust wrapper. The terracotta silk dupion was also chosen to reflect the colour of the boards.
This slip case is inspired by the book itself. The boards and end papers are in an early Art Deco style, and the design for the slip case is intended to echo this without copying it.