These all began as discarded books on the free shelf at Ed McKay’s. I covered them with gift tissue paper or handmade paper and Lumiere acrylic paints. The binding for each book is longstitch, using waxed linen thread and glass beads.

"The Search for Peace""The Search for Peace"

Altered book, “The Search for Peace” 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 in. 48 pages of recycled handmade paper, made mostly from discarded outdated student handbooks.

Recycled Longstitch BookRecycled Longstitch Book

Altered book, 5 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 1/2 in. 64 pages of gleaned paper from the UNCG printmaking studio recycling bin.

Recycled Longstitch BookRecycled Longstitch Book

Altered book, 3.25 x 2.75 x 1/2 in. 40 pages of gleaned paper from the UNCG printmaking studio recycling bin.