Beverly's Profile

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Beverly is a bookbinder, artist, and avid bookworm. She and her (very patient) husband live in a little brick house full of books and various anthropomorphized appliances. She is a self-professed geek and loves all things handmade almost as much as she enjoys writing in the third person. :-)

These handbound books are completely handmade by Beverly using medieval techniques. They are limp leather bindings - the covers are not hard; rather they utilize the actual leather hide, onto which the pages are hand-stitched with strong natural beeswaxed Irish linen thread, with the stitch visible on the spine. This makes the book soft and comfortable to hold in your hand, just like they were made centuries ago. Thanks to this form of binding, the book can open completely flat, making for excellent handling. The bindings are very sturdy and the spines of the books do not crack…

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  • Joined November 4, 2007

Favorite materials

leather, paper, ink, cardstock, cowhide, sheepskin, suede, button, cord, ribbon, linen thread, shell, turquoise

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About

Beverly is a bookbinder, artist, and avid bookworm. She and her (very patient) husband live in a little brick house full of books and various anthropomorphized appliances. She is a self-professed geek and loves all things handmade almost as much as she enjoys writing in the third person. :-)

These handbound books are completely handmade by Beverly using medieval techniques. They are limp leather bindings - the covers are not hard; rather they utilize the actual leather hide, onto which the pages are hand-stitched with strong natural beeswaxed Irish linen thread, with the stitch visible on the spine. This makes the book soft and comfortable to hold in your hand, just like they were made centuries ago. Thanks to this form of binding, the book can open completely flat, making for excellent handling. The bindings are very sturdy and the spines of the books do not crack.

Her journals are often surrounded by cups of tea, 4 happy cats, and BBC dramas - so your book will be infused with love and felicity! All books and paper items are unique and completely handmade, in a smoke-free environment. Every item in this shop is designed and made by Beverly; she does not outsource to factories or other employees.

When Beverly is not making things, she can be found with her nose stuck in a good book (most likely a well-loved classic by Austen, Hardy or Dickens, etc.), volunteering in her community, wandering about nature on foot or by canoe/kayak with camera slung over her neck, painting and drawing, writing (in a journal of course!), sipping tea whilst watching favourite BBC period drama, or engaging in lengthy conversations with her rather talkative cats.

Beverly adores buying handmade and supporting all the wonderfully talented Etsians.

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email ♦ bookyeti 'at' gmail 'dot' com
BLOG ♦ lapaperiecozy.blogspot.ca
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