My Hand Bound Books

The covers for this landscape A4 hand bound book were made using original cyanotype prints. The front cover is a wet cyanotype, created using so many wildflowers gathered from the hedgerows around my beautiful Wiltshire home … there are Wild Mallows, Oxeye Daises, Buttercups and Toadflax. The back cover mainly features Wild Mallow flowers. So, I should start bybeing straight with you … I am a stationery addict! There! It’s out there! Nowyou know my biggest vice!!I’m also a writer anda keeper of journals. I am a lover of words… their meanings, their origins, and their use. My home has always been full ofnotebooks, there are piles of the…

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The covers for this landscape A4 hand bound book were made using original cyanotype prints. The front cover is a wet cyanotype, created using so many wildflowers gathered from the hedgerows around my beautiful Wiltshire home … there are Wild Mallows, Oxeye Daises, Buttercups and Toadflax. The back cover mainly features Wild Mallow flowers.

So, I should start by
being straight with you … I am a stationery addict! There! It’s out there! Now
you know my biggest vice!!

I’m also a writer and
a keeper of journals.

I am a lover of words
… their meanings, their origins, and their use. My home has always been full of
notebooks, there are piles of the things on every available space on the shelves,
in the cupboards, in the drawers.

Then, a few years
ago, I had a life-changing experience … I attended a Coptic bookbinding
workshop with local artist.

Why “life changing”,
you ask??

Well, imagine you absolutely
love music, and one day, someone sits you down at a piano and shows you how to
play, and then imagine that you’re good at it!!

Well, that’s what
learning to create books was like for me! I am a voracious writer, I am a woman
who has always found her voice in the written word, rather than the spoken one.
Hence the aforementioned mountains of stationery!

Here was a way for me
to create the very journals that I love to fill with words.

Here was a way for me
to create something special and beautiful with my own two hands.

A photograph of me creating a journal, folding the paper for the pages
I use recycled cartridge paper, 140 gsm, or heavier

Map Journals and Custom Orders

Dorset Map Travel Journal, Blue Leather, A6 size, Mallory Journals I LOVE making Custom Journals, Map Journals in particular!  Your choice of Maps, Leather or Cork and Closure.  A truly personal custom Gift and/or Travel Memory Journal.  Here is the link to my listing for Custom Map Journals if you would like to contact me about me making a Journal just for you!https://thebritishcrafthouse.co.uk/product/hand-bound-leather-custom-map-travel-journal/

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Dorset Map Travel Journal, Blue Leather, A6 size, Mallory Journals

I LOVE making Custom Journals, Map Journals in particular!  Your choice of Maps, Leather or Cork and Closure.  A truly personal custom Gift and/or Travel Memory Journal.  

Here is the link to my listing for Custom Map Journals if you would like to contact me about me making a Journal just for you!

https://thebritishcrafthouse.co.uk/product/hand-bound-leather-custom-map-travel-journal/