Alison has explored paperbacks, in an investigation of text in textiles and produced a Fabricback Novel. The pages are made using different techniques to produce each cloth: weaving, felting, knitting, crocheting, free machine embroidery or a combination of two crafts. They are bound in a woven textile using wooden spares, nuts and bolts and consist of 20 pages. Within these techniques the pages were either formed in rows and or were embedded with lines of black threads, wool or string which signify letters, words and sentences. Ironically the root word of textiles is text.