Book Play by Margaret Couch Cogswell
Creative Adventures in Handmade Books

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Make books as interesting as the stories you want to tell! In this inspiring guide, artist and teacher Margaret Couch Cogswell pushes the boundaries of bookmaking through twenty-two traditional and experimental projects. Start off with a beginner-friendly accordion fold book or a classic journal. Then open your mind with a rolling “story dispenser” or an innovative bird made from book pages! Along the way, learn how to fashion various bindings; construct forms with paper, fabric, and metal; and create decorative effects. Conversational instructions and artist features will inspire you to find your own creative voice.

About Margaret Couch Cogswell

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Margaret Couch Cogswell's work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States and in publications such as Masters: Book Arts (Lark), Somerset Studio, and Fiberarts magazine. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts, where she was a resident artist from 2008 to 2011. Margaret lives with her husband, Dan, and their two children in Asheville, NC.
Published June 4, 2013 by Lark Crafts. 144 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Asheville, NC-based artist Cogswell takes a lighthearted approach to creating art with paper and the printed word in her debut collection of bookmaking projects. After a thorough introduction to the basic supplies and techniques, the author presents the projects, which are

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