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Books to Note and Sketch in...

292 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Note from shop owner Lovely new books coming soon : )

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 5, 2016

Lovely new books coming soon : )

Katherine O'Connell

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Katherine O'Connell


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Books, books, books!

I first started making books in 2002 - starting out with a three year degree in Book Arts and Crafts in London, and then working in a London bindery as an apprentice for a year after that, to learn my craft.

Sketch & Note started out as Hand Made Books in 2007, when I set up my own bindery developing a range of notebooks and diaries, all hand made using traditional bookbinding techniques, using some really unusual recycled papers inside and a wide range of design materials for the outside. I used maps, comics, all sorts of decorative papers - whatever caught my eye. In 2008 I moved my studio into the New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester and had several happy years there, making books and spending time learning from other amazing makers who also had studio space there and I loved being part of such a creative community.

However, after many years of making my books by hand, I developed chronic RSI in both my arms which left me with no option but to stop working to allow them to rest and (hopefully) recuperate, which meant packing my workshop up for a while.

After two long years, I have found a route to get back to making my books - in a new way. No longer can I use the 'traditional' methods to create my books - so I have embraced the magic of wire binding! I am so proud that my books are designed, built and created by me and I hope they will be enjoyed and used by everyone with a need to sketch and note!

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  • Katherine O'Connell

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Last updated on July 29, 2016
Hello! Should you have are any questions you have that I have not answered here, just drop me a line and I will get back to you with an answer as soon as I can.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I want you to be more than happy with your purchase from Sketch & Note.
I place a huge amount of care and time into producing your book, and I have tried to capture it fully in my photographs and descriptions so you can be fully sure of what you are purchasing.
If, however, you have any issue after receiving your book, please send me a message within 3 days of receiving it and I will work hard to resolve any issues you might have.
I will have your book on its way to you ASAP.
It will be posted it to you snug in a strong bubble envelope.
All books are sent either First Class Royal Mail within the UK, and Air Mail for the rest of the world. These are not trackable deliveries due to the extra cost factor - but if you wanted to upgrade your postage to another service, please just send me a message prior to purchasing and we can work something out.