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Spellbinderie's artist journals and guest books are crafted from beautiful old book covers rebound with new paper. Some books also include vintage illustrations and text, reclaimed antique paper and bits of old French lace for a unique touch of originality and warmth. The end result is a timeless keepsake to treasure, passed from my hands and heart, to yours.

I studied the art of bookbinding after relocating to Lyon, France. A long-time collector of antique books, I concentrated on methods that would allow me to repurpose the damaged and discarded. My preferred binding technique is a raised support style, often featuring an exposed spine, created using a handmade sewing frame. This binding method is known for it's superior strength and flexibility along the spine, which makes it perfect for larger books. Smaller books feature a multi-needle Coptic binding method, known for it's…

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  • Born on April 20
  • Joined October 23, 2011

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Paper, ink, rubber stamps, old magazines, vintage books, illustrations, post cards, old books, linen thread

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About

Spellbinderie's artist journals and guest books are crafted from beautiful old book covers rebound with new paper. Some books also include vintage illustrations and text, reclaimed antique paper and bits of old French lace for a unique touch of originality and warmth. The end result is a timeless keepsake to treasure, passed from my hands and heart, to yours.

I studied the art of bookbinding after relocating to Lyon, France. A long-time collector of antique books, I concentrated on methods that would allow me to repurpose the damaged and discarded. My preferred binding technique is a raised support style, often featuring an exposed spine, created using a handmade sewing frame. This binding method is known for it's superior strength and flexibility along the spine, which makes it perfect for larger books. Smaller books feature a multi-needle Coptic binding method, known for it's pretty symmetry and flexibility.

Spellbinderie books are made to order, custom orders are always welcome.

I have a second shop on Etsy for French vintage housewares, books and magazines.
www.etsy.com/shop/CoupsDeCoeur

I also help manage my mom's vacation rental in Tulum. Don't hesitate to contact me for a discount! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5467689

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