Working on beautifully crafted individual works is a delight for me. Matching the book to the occasion, the colours to the purpose. Including my handmade paper and other special papers gives a wonderful texture and character to the book or album.
Some of my commissions have included unique albums for birthdays and wedding anniversaries, travel journals. I have also been asked to help with the binding of a thesis, editions of magazines and artists 2D work.
The Baby’s cradle book above will travel through the decades with the baby who has the special family cradle at the time and the silk bag, in which the birthday book is stored, will house other special memories of the Birthday.
Many Birthday books I have made are full of wonderful messages for the person celebrating a special milestone. I have supplied the pages which are returned to me to bind together into a book after each person has written their message.
Making special handmade paper for a celebrant to use in her ceremonies or artists to use in their work is also something I enjoy very much.