TheIdleBindery

Hand bound wedding albums, guestbooks and scrapbooks

London, United Kingdom · 112 Sales

TheIdleBindery

Hand bound wedding albums, guestbooks and scrapbooks

London, United Kingdom 112 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(30)

Shop owner

Amy

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Announcement   The Idle Bindery is a small bookbinding and artist studio specializing in custom wedding albums and hand bound books and photo albums made from beautiful Japanese papers and silk book cloths.

Many of the coptic albums are very versatile and though designed as photo albums can also be used as scrapbooks or wedding guestbooks.

Custom orders are always welcome - if you have a project in mind please feel free to get in touch. Contact details are on my 'About' page or simply click on the blue 'Request Custom Order' button on the left.

For updates, behind the scenes and new listings, please feel free to follow me on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/theidlebindery
https://www.facebook.com/TheIdleBindery/

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 30, 2017

The Idle Bindery is a small bookbinding and artist studio specializing in custom wedding albums and hand bound books and photo albums made from beautiful Japanese papers and silk book cloths.

Many of the coptic albums are very versatile and though designed as photo albums can also be used as scrapbooks or wedding guestbooks.

Custom orders are always welcome - if you have a project in mind please feel free to get in touch. Contact details are on my 'About' page or simply click on the blue 'Request Custom Order' button on the left.

For updates, behind the scenes and new listings, please feel free to follow me on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/theidlebindery
https://www.facebook.com/TheIdleBindery/

Amy

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Amy

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(30)
Eleni Pana

Eleni Pana on Nov 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This album was beautiful, exactly what we were after. The quality of the construction was great and the fabric cover looked wonderful. It made for a great, personal gift once complete with photos. The service was excellent as well.

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Updates

An exciting new range of notebooks are now up in the shop - choose from a gorgeous selection of patterns and colours. A lovely handmade gift for the writer in your life!
An exciting new range of notebooks, journals and sketchbooks are coming to The Idle Bindery - watch this space!
Along with several other Etsy sellers, I'm running my first Labor Day Sale! Until 4th September my ready-made albums will be 15% off - grab them while you can!
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About

Welcome to The Idle Bindery...

The Idle Bindery is a culmination of a life-long love of illustration, story-telling and the book as a physical form.

I have always been an avid reader and artist, so it seemed natural to seek out a course of study that would combine my two passions.

My art foundation course gave me the wonderful freedom to explore and experiment with media and I was quickly drawn into the dark room. With a small class and no one else sharing an interest in photography, I had the space to myself. Inspired by early glass negatives, I developed a way of creating my own through smoke and with a simple needle as my pen. For my final show I set about binding these images into a book - a series of illustrations by one of my favourite novels, Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’, using a basic Japanese stab binding pattern and dental floss.

I soon progressed to using tradition linen thread and throughout my Illustration degree I found binding my projects as fascinating and engrossing as creating the actual artwork. Sourcing the right paper, choosing the book cloth and stitching the final pages is an intuitive, artistic process that I find incredibly rewarding.

My particular interest in photograph albums came about from simple lack of availability. I wanted a high quality album and found myself disappointed and uninspired by what was on offer. I decided to make one from scratch and the following year I opened up The Idle Bindery, selling photo albums and Giclée prints of my art (though I have since separated the two). In a way I have gone full circle, creating something that ties back to my old love of the dark room. There's something very emotive about an old photograph, the story a captured moment can evoke. In this increasingly digital age I feel there’s something quite special about a hand made album and printed photographs that can be held. Something to treasure and share with others.

I love creating with my own hands, using techniques and methods that have been perfected over hundreds of years of binding and exploring new ways to bind pages together. My aim is always to create beautiful but functional books. I hope you'll love the albums I create.

Shop members

  • Amy

    Owner, Book Binder And Book Artist

    I am a book binder and book artist who specialises in artisan Wedding Albums. I also sell on Etsy under my name Amy Kitcherside, where I sell fine art Giclée prints of my artwork www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AmyKitcherside

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2018
Thank you for visiting The Idle Bindery. All my albums are individually handmade using traditional methods. I measure, fold, tear and bind every page myself to create a unique and beautiful book.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
I hope you’ll be very happy with your purchase. If in the event you are not satisfied or change your mind, please contact me for an exchange or refund within 14 days of receiving the item. Items will then need to be posted back within 14 days.

*Please note this does not apply to custom orders, which are non-refundable except in the case of damage*

Refunds and exchanges will be processed within 14 days to the credit/debit card used to place the order once I have received the returned item in it’s original condition and packaging (please note that customers are responsible for the return shipping cost, unless the item is faulty or damaged). If the item has been used, a reasonable amount may be deducted from the refund to cover this.

I highly recommend obtaining proof of postage when returning an item. If a returned package gets lost, the proof of postage can be used as evidence of having returned the goods and your refund can still be processed.

You will be refunded the full cost of the item plus the original shipping cost. Additional shipping costs for upgrades to a fast-tracked delivery service cannot be reimbursed.

If an item is faulty or has been damaged during delivery please contact me before returning it and include a photo of the damage so a claim can be registered with the Royal Mail. In the case of a faulty or damaged item, either a replacement will be shipped to you or a refund issued.

If you think your package may be lost, please contact me and I'll do my best to find out what has happened to it. If an item hasn't arrived within the estimated shipping time it may be stuck in customs or been mislaid on route. Royal Mail does not consider an international package as lost or missing until 5 weeks has passed.

If a package is undeliverable due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the customer, or if a package is unclaimed, the customer will be responsible for the cost of re-shipping the package.
Payment
I currently accept payments through PayPal and Direct Checkout.

You don't need a PayPal Account to pay for your items. Simply choose the PayPal option during checkout, you’ll then be directed to a new page to complete your purchase where there will be an option to pay with a credit or debit card without having to register for a PayPal account.

If you’re new to Etsy, don’t worry. These pages explain the payment process and you can always contact me if you need more help.

http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361?ref=help_search_result

Your order will be shipped once payment has been received. Shipping times vary for each item and details can be found under 'Shipping & Policies' when you click on an individual product listing.
Shipping
If you have paid via PayPal, your order will be shipped to the address on the PayPal transaction details. Please ensure that this address is up-to-date and matches your Etsy address details.

If you are ordering a gift and would like the item sent directly to that person, please make sure that PayPal has the correct address details when paying and include a note at the checkout section.

All albums are shipped using a tracked or recorded service. Book jewellery is shipped using second class/standard delivery. If you require next day/fast-track delivery for UK or International orders I can happily arrange that for you. Please contact me before purchasing, as this will incur an additional charge.

Please note that I am based in the UK and customers should be aware that they may be subject to custom fees for international packages. The customer is responsible for paying any duties and/or custom fees their order incurs. This online calculator is very helpful in working out in advance any fees you might have to pay:

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

SHIPPING ESTIMATES:
UK - usually within 3 - 10 working days
Europe - approx 5 - 20 working days
Everywhere else - approx 2 - 5 weeks

International customers should also be aware that packages can be held in customs, which can add to your delivery time.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS

I love working on custom orders for clients. Feel free to send me a message via Etsy or email me to discuss what you’re looking for and I will provide you with a quote and an estimated time for creating your item. Generally it will take me 2 - 3 weeks to complete a custom order but this can vary widely depending on the project.

Custom orders require a non-refundable payment upfront.

Please be aware that a custom item may differ in price to regular shop items, this is to cover the cost of any special supplies needed and for the time spent working one-on-one with you on your project.

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If you have any questions regarding my policies or anything else please don’t hesitate to contact me, I'd love to hear from you.

All images are subject to copyright. Please ask permission before using them.
Privacy
PRIVACY POLICY

The Idle Bindery is committed to processing personal information about customers in a way that is safe, secure and non-invasive. Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 this document sets out what data I collect and store when you buy from me, why I collect it, who the information is shared with and the rights of the customer to have the information changed or deleted.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED:
Name and address
Email
Phone Number *International Orders

Debit/credit card information is collected separately by Paypal or Etsy's payment processor.

WHO THE INFORMATION IS SHARED WITH:
Paypal (during payment at checkout). PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy, which can be found here on their website.
Royal Mail (when buying postage) or a courier company for international orders
Etsy. You can read Etsy’s privacy policy here.

WHY THE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED:
Your name and address is collected in order to provide the products you have purchased from me (under the 'contractual performance' lawful basis of GDPR). Courier companies for international orders usually require your phone number as well.
Your email is collected so that I can contact you to let you know your order has been dispatched. It might also be used if I have any queries about your order. (This also comes under the 'contractual performance' lawful basis of GDPR)

The information is not used for direct marketing such as sales emails. I will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside of The Idle Bindery.

HOW THE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED:
Directly from customers via the online ordering system on the Etsy web site.

WHO MAY SEE THE INFORMATION:
Myself, Amy Kitcherside, sole owner of the business.
Select third parties, i.e. Paypal, Royal Mail, Etsy, Quickbooks accounting
Other third parties, i.e. law enforcement or tax authorities (only in unusual circumstances).

TRANSFERRING PERSONAL INFORMATION OUTSIDE OF THE UK:
The use of this website requires that personal information is transferred to Etsy in the the USA. All third party partners have privacy policies in place that protect personal information to a level that complies with UK law. Etsy is protected by Privacy Shield.

KEEPING PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE:
I am committed to keeping customer's personal information secure. It will not be sold or inappropriately shared. Customer's details are only used for direct communication about specific orders over email or through Etsy's messaging system. All technology in use by me is kept up to date with current security software and is not made available for use by anyone else.

HOW LONG INFORMATION IS KEPT:
Under UK law, business records must be kept for seven years. In the case of invoices and receipts, customer information is also included. This information will be securely disposed of as soon as is practical.

However customers also have the right to be forgotten and personal information will be removed from my recording system if requested and it does not interfere with the obligations of the business, e.g. submitting taxes.

ACCURACY OF INFORMATION:
This web site relies on customers keeping their information up to date and accurate. Log in to your account using the 'log in' button at the top left hand side of any web page using the log in details created when you signed up for an Etsy account. You can then change your personal details from within your account.

ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Under GDPR legislation, customers should have access to their personal information and be given the opportunity to change their details. You also have the right to ask me to change, restrict my use of or delete your personal information. In order to see what information is held about you either:

Log in to your account using the 'log in' button at the top left hand side of any web page using your log in details.
OR
Request to see what information is held by sending me a message with your request and including your name and address as used when shopping on this web site.

You can request that I delete your personal information from Etsy and I will contact them on your behalf. Or you can contact Etsy yourself and request the same thing directly from them. You can also close your Etsy account from within your own account settings.

If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

CHANGES TO MY PRIVACY POLICY:
I regularly review and, where necessary, update my privacy information. This privacy policy was last updated on 25th May 2018. 

CONTACT DETAILS:
Amy Kitcherside
Woodside Mansions, London, N10 3NY, UK
amy [!at] theidlebindery.com