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The Art of the Book
Sixth Annual Exhibition of Handmade Books,
Altered Books and Book Related Works

Emily Marks

more work by Emily Marks

Emily Marks is a bookbinding and paper art teacher. Her work has been in exhibits throughout the country as well as internationally.

Emily Marks, My ABC Book, The Art of the Book at Donna Seager Gallery

My ABC Book

Book board, pastel paper, Indian embroidered paper, embroidery thread
Story: I was inspired to make this "Jacob's Ladder" formed alphabet book when my sister gave me a handmade cross-stitched pillow case. I looked at early American embroidery samplers and thought of how the young girls learned their ABCs by carefully stitching the outlines of the letters. This led me to making an artist book using real embroidery thread to cross-stitch the letters into the handy and magical format that opens one way to show the first half of the alphabet and then folds shut; the second half appears when the book is opened from the back cover.

Size: 8" 19" wide when open 1/2" deep when shut



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