Hand Book-binding

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Hand Book-binding

19 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Ursula Jeakins

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Ursula Jeakins


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Shop policies

Last updated on December 29, 2011
My shop specialises in hand book-bindings. On the whole, I sew all my own books from scratch, starting from sheets of paper, and bind them using the traditional technique of rounding and backing (which involves shaping the spine of the book with a hammer.) The book covers are usually made using decorative papers and headbands, and larger books have registers (a ribbon to mark your place). I do not use commercially produced book blocks for journals, note books etc.

Occasionally I will also bind commercially produced printed inserts, such as diaries.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment is by Paypal. You can also use credit or debit card to pay through Paypal.
Please complete payment at the time the order is placed. If you have a problem or request to do with time of payment, please contact me before placing an order.
Books will be shipped as soon as possible, within 3 working days. Notification will be sent once your order has been shipped.

Items will be sent from the UK via regular air mail, or first class within the UK. It usually takes up to 2 working days for the UK, or up a week elsewhere, depending on the destination.

I will have a Certificate of Posting for items sent, but packages will not be insured. If you would really like your order to be tracked or special delivery, please contact me before your purchase so I can explain the options to you and update your shipping fee.
I am happy to combine postage for several items. Please contact me before you pay. Please check any additional custom charges or VAT in your country before placing an order. Any additional charges on the items once they reach the destination place are beyond my responsibility and fall upon the buyer.

I will ship to your Etsy address. Please leave me a note if you would like the items shipped to an alternative address.

Items will always be securely wrapped for shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and would like a refund, please contact me as soon as possible. The item must be mailed back to me in good and original condition within 5 days of receiving. A refund minus shipping fee with be issued once the item has been received. I am afraid the buyer must cover the shipping cost of returning the item.
Alternatively, you could choose another item of the same price in exchange, if available.
Additional policies and FAQs
I can create custom-made bindings, for example using a piece of your own paper ephemera for the front cover. Please contact me if you would like to do this. Note that only certain weights of paper are suitable, and it is not advisable to use something really precious! Successful examples of this include a book covered with a Russian chocolate wrapper, brought home after a holiday.