Today, in my ward’s super-craft Thursday, I’m teaching two classes on how to make this wreath. I made mine from a dilapidated copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. I’d held onto this book forever, and it’s binding was destroyed, but the patina on the pages was so pretty, and the marginalia were beautiful. Now it’s a wreath- and while part of me completely cringes at tearing a book apart, part of me kind of delights in the outcome. The idea came from this tutorial, with some modifications- worked out and shown here in this beautiful sample made by my friend Brenda.

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