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My name is Virginija and I am a professional leather artist, book restorer and have been working with leather for about thirty years.
The last five years of my career I have mostly spent on leather bookbinding restoration (which I do as a day job in a public library), often missing my creative work and activities. Therefore, whenever I get a chance, I try to spend more time looking for inspiration and creating accessories, pictures and book binding from scratch.
After long day's work I come home and spend the evenings in my little workshop/library and read books, think, create.. I love bookbinding my personal favorites.. giving them a new leather cover - new life.. I often try and share my love for these books by taking part in international bookbinding exhibitions. And it is most satisfying and fulfilling to be able to combine my hobby with my work in that way, which I hope shows in my…

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  • Born on July 22
  • Joined August 30, 2011

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About

My name is Virginija and I am a professional leather artist, book restorer and have been working with leather for about thirty years.
The last five years of my career I have mostly spent on leather bookbinding restoration (which I do as a day job in a public library), often missing my creative work and activities. Therefore, whenever I get a chance, I try to spend more time looking for inspiration and creating accessories, pictures and book binding from scratch.
After long day's work I come home and spend the evenings in my little workshop/library and read books, think, create.. I love bookbinding my personal favorites.. giving them a new leather cover - new life.. I often try and share my love for these books by taking part in international bookbinding exhibitions. And it is most satisfying and fulfilling to be able to combine my hobby with my work in that way, which I hope shows in my work..
I also love spending time out in the fields, walking, collecting flowers and different grass, which I then use as an inspiration for my work.
You can find out more about my work on my website www.bookbinding-art.com

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