Beautiful Handmade Books - Gifts - Workshops - Parties

Hamilton, Canada · 1 Sale


Beautiful Handmade Books - Gifts - Workshops - Parties

Hamilton, Canada 1 Sale On Etsy since 2013


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Beautiful Handmade Books

BeetleBarrow Books is the partnership of a couple of women who are artists and makers. Chandra lives in Hamilton and Lindsay lives in Beamsville, Ontario.

We love making wonderful books and and we especially love teaching others to share our fun! We teach a variety of workshops, run a summer retreat, make books to sell, and share our love of this ancient art form with anyone willing to listen.

How did this happen? Shortly after we met, we started to make books together: Japanese Stab, Western, Coptic, Quilted, get the idea. It was inspiring to work together. We shared our paper stashes, and various techiques, and any ideas we had... and it opened a whole new realm of possibility for each of us. And thus BeetleBarrow was born. It's a place for us to explore our work and craft, and to inspire each other and others.

We are named "BeetleBarrow" because we have inherited our love of making beautiful and wonderful things from our mothers, grandmothers and other strong women in our lives. Thank you Mmes. Beadle and Leatherbarrow whose names we take to honour all of you.

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  • Chandra L. Rice

    Owner, Maker, Binder

    Chandra brings her boundless enthusiasm and energy to bookbinding with BeetleBarrow Studios. Undaunted by not knowing how something SHOULD be done, she shares what she's learned by doing. Her favourite part of her work is sharing it with others!

  • Lindsay E. Wood Slavin

    Owner, Maker, Binder

    Lindsay's time at the Baha'i National Library and her training in book restoration make her the technical force behind BeetleBarrow Studios. Her love of all things paper and her whimsical tastes bring charm to her work.

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