About Me

Long stitch binding with hand painted pages

I love drawing, painting and making things! My current fascinations all revolve around books - making my own sketchbooks and mini books, and investigating different binding methods, and working with mixed media in my art journals. 

Most days I can be found in my lovely new studio in the garden with radio 4 burbling away in the background.

I make a lot of books to sell and also welcome commissions for special occasion books - for example weddings, birthdays, valentines. These are blank books with customised covers, made to order.

I also love teaching and am slowly building up my workshop programme at Art Jam Studio and Hobbycraft (Reading), Oxford Summer School, and Ardington School of Crafts.  

New for 2018

Arts trails

In 2018 I will be at Henley Arts Trail (Twyford) and Caversham Arts Trail (Emmer Green) for the first time and it would be great to meet you in person if you can make it. I'll be doing rolling bookbinding demonstrations during all days.

Make your own book kits

The make your own Japanese stab stitch book kit has been very popular so for 2018 I will be introducing 2 more kits

  • Flip flop book. This is a really clever cover which opens in two different directions, with two mini pamphlet stitch books inside
  • Flower book. Based on origami folding this book is easy to make and opens out into a flower type of structure

Its great to have feedback so if you have any comments or questions let me know.


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