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Islamic bindings – instructions part 1

These instructions are to coincide with the Islamic binding lessons that we have been having with Kristine Rose from the Fitzwilliam Museum. Sewing and spine preparation The two sewing stations must be prepared in advance of sewing as the paper is not good enough quality to work blind on the book, this can be done […]

Preparing for the Duck Pond Market

Well today has been a very busy day in my newly set up studio – with the Duck Pond Market coming up on Sunday, I have been preparing for the fair – stocking up my books, making more stationery and business cards. I’ve a little way to go to finish some bits and pieces, but […]

Maple Village Christmas Fayre

Well today at the Maple Villiage Christmas Fayre was great, a really enjoyable day. I met lots of new people and se familiar ones as well and am already looking forward to the next one hopefully in Spring! Well here are some pics and a familiar layout of my stand – as always, any thoughts […]

A Final Book for Becca

This is the last book in the series of Books for Becca’s wedding, it is the all important guest book! As I am writing this, it is the day before the big event, and I shall take more pictures of the book when it has been fully used by the guests – I might have […]

New notebooks in my shop!

I have FINALLY(!!) managed to put some notebooks up on my Etsy shop page, which hopefully look quite nice! They are leather bound, so pretty fancy-pancy and in a few nice colours. Some also have raw/rough edges for all you rugged men out there who really want a pretty notebook, but will show face with […]

A Book for a Hen

You may recall that some time back I made a book for a bride – my oldest friend, who is getting married in August. Well the weekend just gone was her hen-do – a raucous event of karaoke and champagne amongst other things! And, as many hen-do’s do – this one required a hen book! […]