Handmade books (particularly blank books) have been my passion over the past year. My family have become accustomed to eating meals surrounded by papers, boards and threads - and we haven't used the heavy earthenware casserole dishes as they've been commandeered for book presses! Oh, to own an old-fashioned cast-iron bookpress! Many of my books have been sold or given as gifts - there's a limit to the number of books I can use myself so I've had to find outlets, and the recipients have been very enthusiastic!
People have asked what handmade books can be used for. Well - the uses are endless! Here are a few - and I'd welcome any more suggestions!
You can find lots of examples of my handmade books in our galleries... many of the books shown on these pages can either be ordered from stock or specially made for you. Email us with your requirement or for more details.
Bookmaking 1 - Japanese Stitching
Bookmaking 2 - Coptic Stitching
Bookmaking 3 - A Mixed Bag
Bookmaking 4 - Single & Multi-signature Notebooks
Cynscribe - all the links to Book Arts sites you will ever need (and lots more besides!)
The Book Arts Web
Guild of Bookworkers
Beth Lee - Calligraphy & Book Arts
If you would like to contact us at any time send e-mail to:
Lesley at Lesley@lesleydavies.co.uk or
Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org