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A page from "X, letter of danger, sex, and the unknown," handmade book by Laura Wait. Collographs and paste stencils were used to create shapes throughout the book. Multimedia painting on BFK rives paper using acrylic, paste, Akua color, ink on top of prints of woodcuts and text from "In the Garden." Layers of handwriting created using a ruling pen and traditional pointed pen.

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Wait: Old-fashioned bookmaking takes time

Bookbinder Laura Wait uses materials from all over the world to make her art books. Her handmade paper comes from Europe and Japan, and the leather she uses to make covers comes from England. The threads and chords for binding the books are shipped from Ireland, and the fabrics she uses to make protective boxes for the books are from Italy and Germany.

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