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Eco Books

Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin

Terry Taylor [9781600593949]

Publisher: Lark Crafts
Published: October 2009
144 pages
ISBN: 1-60059-394-1
ISBN13: 9781600593949
$22.95 US
$27.95 Canadian
all in color
9 X 9
Carton Quantity: 24
Territory: World

Here are projects for the “pages”: 40 innovative book-making ideas using recycled and green materials! More than just earth-friendly, they’re also beautiful, clever, and witty, stitched with traditional binding techniques.  Egg cartons, wood, beer cans, and cassette tapes morph into covers, while brown bags, coffee filters, and discarded newspapers are transformed into pages. Create a boxed set of cereal box books, an exposed stitch sketchbook out of cardboard and remnants, and even a faux leather journal made from teabags.
In addition to how-to drawings, close-up detail photographs, and simple stitch diagrams, a gallery of eco-books from an international roster of artists provides inspiration. 

TERRY TAYLOR is the author of 18 books published by Lark Books, including Altered Art, The Altered Object, Artful Paper Dolls, Button! Button!, and The Artful Storybook. He resides in Asheville, N.C

"Eco Books is all about using recycled materials to make lots of interesting and unusual handmade books. Make a book using an egg carton, baggage tags, cassette tapes, cereal boxes and even teabags! But these projects are much more than just earth-friendly, they’re also beautiful, clever, and witty, using both traditional and modern binding techniques." - WhipUp