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Bespoke embroidered and hand-bound memories journal

A handmade book to celebrate the marriage of two very close friends. 

The embroidery design is on linen, with herringbone edging and ribbon detail. I used a combination of coptic and French link stitch to bind plain signatures, giving the recipients loads of space for documenting a lifetime of memories together!

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Hand printed and bound book

A special commission to celebrate my friends new baby girl, Rosa!

 

I created original designs and hand printed them using lino on coloured paper to create a striking spine for the book and sections inside.

 

The front cover was also designed, cut and hand printed on buckram book cloth to reflect my friends love of all things letterpress.

 

The book was then bound using an exposed coptic stitch, leaving lots of room for adding bits and pieces as Rosa grows up.

 

 

 

Handmade sketchbook and personalised cover

A private commission, I made this sketchbook/journal and created the personalised cover for a 30th birthday present.

 

As a lover of all things books, I wanted to create a classic sketchbook and cover for Holly, whilst maintaining a contemporary style.

The sketchbook was made with an exposed coptic stitch in contrasting colour, with handprinted endpapers.

I love this style of binding for a sketchbook as it leaves much more room to add things without distorting the pages. It also means you can open up the sketchbook flat for easier working.

 

The cover uses upholstery fabric so it's more robust and I also added some wadding to the spine for further protection.