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I have been making books since I first began learning how to in the winter of 2002.

The books in my shop are all designed, measured, cut, glued/ adhered, sewn/ bound, pressed, and photographed by myself in small home workspaces with the aid of handcrafted templates, DIY book presses, and other handy bookmaking tools (as well as coffee, sunshine, gray skies, music, podcasts, npr, etc.!)

My affinity for paper is lifelong: journals, notebooks, diaries & handwritten letters; paper media of the small-scale & physical type via written or (especially) typewriter-key-clanked, photocopied or printed zines/ leaflets/ manifestos. During my teenage years I started in self publishing by making zines & running a distro. Through those years of writing, designing, and distributing zines I grew especially fond of the process of constructing them, which in turn…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 23
  • Joined January 23, 2006

Favorite materials

Fabric, thread, bright colors, paper, flower everything

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paperseed
handmade photo albums, scrapbooks, and...

About

I have been making books since I first began learning how to in the winter of 2002.

The books in my shop are all designed, measured, cut, glued/ adhered, sewn/ bound, pressed, and photographed by myself in small home workspaces with the aid of handcrafted templates, DIY book presses, and other handy bookmaking tools (as well as coffee, sunshine, gray skies, music, podcasts, npr, etc.!)

My affinity for paper is lifelong: journals, notebooks, diaries & handwritten letters; paper media of the small-scale & physical type via written or (especially) typewriter-key-clanked, photocopied or printed zines/ leaflets/ manifestos. During my teenage years I started in self publishing by making zines & running a distro. Through those years of writing, designing, and distributing zines I grew especially fond of the process of constructing them, which in turn led me to learn the craft of bookmaking. Learning to bookbind was also a great way to design my own journals to my brightly-colored-flower-fabric-covered specifications.

I call my little creative endeavor Paperseed Press because words on paper are not just a means of self expression, but seeds for growth and connection. Journal writing is creative, cathartic, healing & connective. Journals & albums document our lives.

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