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1. To put or pass through a cycle again, as for further treatment.
2. To start a different cycle in.
a. To extract useful materials from (garbage or waste).
b. To extract and reuse (useful substances found in waste).
a. To use again, especially to reprocess: recycle aluminum cans; recycle old jokes.
b. To recondition and adapt to a new use or function: recycling old warehouses as condominiums.
re·cycla·ble adj. & n.
re·cycler n.

Well, I did just that! Scavenged into the recycle bin, refrained from trashing used hemp string, etc. and here it is: "waste revival"! A Hedi Kyle inspired blizzard fold book with nesting newsprint lined magazine pages, sewn and pleated for achieving the desired fullness and stiffness effect! A box constructed from newsprint was made to hold the book. I got so involved and enamored with this project, I kept experimenting with different box structures, used a stack of almost trashed papers and ended up with a whole lot of boxes I love!


  1. Fabulous! I love material like this, and I love artist books. A great combination. I just used brown paper bags as the substrate for my most recent collages. I love that paper!

  2. apart from loving folded books the recycled materials are a real bonus to this form. i especially like the frayed hemp string.

  3. I would call this upcycled! amazing art book!


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