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(alphabetized by first name)

Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Peggy Johnston

Des Moines, Iowa



tea stained paper, metallic foil, linen thread

6½ x 3½ x 3 closed; 3½ x 6½ x 6¾ open

© 2012

SOLD - Juror's purchase award

I have focused on the sculptural side of the book arts in recent years. For this book, I tinted gold-edged ovals with green and hibiscus teas and sewed them together with a link stitch. The foil tabs on the edges of the pages are inspired by page markers on Medieval books. The exaggerated end bands suggest legs, hence the title.




tea stained paper, linen thread, bead

6½ x 2½ x 6 closed; 6½ x 8½ x 8½ open

© 2010


I am inspired by organic forms. For this book, I stained some of the ovals with hibiscus tea and sprinkled them with walnut ink. The pinked ovals were cut from white vellum and then warped by spritzing with water. Ovals were sewn into an ovoid shape using a link stitch. The end band tapers beyond the edge of the piece curling down to a point. A single pearl is at the opposite end of the end band.

Peggy Johnston graduated from the University of Wyoming with degrees in art and education. Since then she has continued her studies in painting, printing and the book arts. Peggy’s award-winning work is in public and private collections nationally and internationally.