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My work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and bound into wearable curiosities and inscribable keepsakes. I used to make them for me and now I make them for everyone.

Shipping of items will occur twice weekly.

For more, visit: www.pegandawl.etsy.com

You can also find me here:
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/PegandAwlBuilt
FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/aKq4mU
BLOG: http://www.theblackspotbooks.blogspot.com/
FANPAGE: http://bit.ly/bf4jIu
WEBSITE: www.pegandawlbuilt.com

Please email me with wholesale inquiries.
Current stockists include:
The Library of Congress
Anthropologie…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 19
  • Joined March 16, 2007

Favorite materials

olde, worn, weary

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TheBlackSpotBooks
The Black Spot Books

About

My work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and bound into wearable curiosities and inscribable keepsakes. I used to make them for me and now I make them for everyone.

Shipping of items will occur twice weekly.

For more, visit: www.pegandawl.etsy.com

You can also find me here:
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/PegandAwlBuilt
FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/aKq4mU
BLOG: http://www.theblackspotbooks.blogspot.com/
FANPAGE: http://bit.ly/bf4jIu
WEBSITE: www.pegandawlbuilt.com

Please email me with wholesale inquiries.
Current stockists include:
The Library of Congress
Anthropologie
Kat Von D's Wonderland
The Mütter Museum
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
vintage and antique gatherings:
www.plundered.etsy.com

my husband's paintings and drawings:
www.wandering.etsy.com

I was Etsy's featured seller, read here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5097711

ETSY HANDMADE LIFE VIDEO:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/process-new-books-with-old-materials-by-theblackspotbooks-2703/

A SHORTISH FILM
An Ever-Sure Antidote To Despair, a film by Margaux, Walter, and Søren Kent!
http://www.vimeo.com/3931910
(a bit fuzzy, I am not certain as to why, it should be grainy...)

My books are made using archival insides and vintage outsides. Inside you'll find line-free strathmore drawing paper - thick, hand-torn, acid-free pages that work perfectly with ink, pens both thick and superfine, pencil, charcoal, and myriad other mediums. The books' covers are made using hand-picked scraps and worn leather, cut to fit the appropriate size. The leather I use has been bartered from farms in Ecuador, ripped from old chairs in Holland, taken from boots and shoes and saddles and bags and wallets, and found in abandoned houses across the United States. I scavenge dumpsters and flea markets and yard sales all over the world. I hand-stitch each unlined page to the next and then finish it with a soft or hard cover. Every book is made with different materials, so no book will ever have a duplicate.

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