the tactile temptation of hand-made objects

welcome to my bookbinding world!

i produce hand-bound books using a variety of styles and materials. formats include blank notebooks as well as albums, guest books, and bullet journals. i also design custom bindings for existing books, printed signatures, and loose sheets.

currently, i am interested in combining traditional bookbinding techniques with non-traditional materials.  i have been experimenting with bindings that include locally sourced animal hides including buffalo, deer, moose, and elk, as well as natural materials such as birch bark and wasp nest paper.

i make custom-designed boxes as enclosures for books or other objects.  pictures of boxes coming soon!

new for 2020 are two lines of “novelty” bindings:  the record/record and album/album binding, and the tipsy wine journal binding.

please view the libraries page to see some samples of my work.

i can custom design books to different specifications. in addition, i conduct repair and restoration work for books and other works on paper.

contact me to discuss a commission for a new book or for restoration work.

(very big thanks go to andrea douglas for the vast majority of photos on this site!)