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Announcement    Handmade books by Katie Gonzalez of linenlaid&felt that use traditional bookbinding techniques to create long-lasting keepsakes for everyday life and special occasions. I create weddings guest books, baby books, Instagram photo albums, travel journals, and sketchbooks.

E-mail: linenlaidfelt [at] gmail [dot] com

Follow: @linenlaidfelt
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Last updated on May 28, 2021

Handmade books by Katie Gonzalez of linenlaid&felt that use traditional bookbinding techniques to create long-lasting keepsakes for everyday life and special occasions. I create weddings guest books, baby books, Instagram photo albums, travel journals, and sketchbooks.

E-mail: linenlaidfelt [at] gmail [dot] com

Follow: @linenlaidfelt
on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



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About LinenLaidFelt

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linenlaid&felt handmade books

Hello! I’m Katie Gonzalez, a bookbinder creating meaningful handmade books every day in Nashville, Tennessee.

When my books leave my studio, their journey has just begun. I've folded the pages, crafted the covers, and stitched the binding. They are already works of art, but not yet complete. My leather journals, sketchbooks, and photo albums are meant to be filled — with congratulatory notes from wedding guests, records of a baby's first words, or photos from a cross-country road trip.

I founded linenlaid&felt in 2010 to turn my passion for book arts, papermaking, and paper marbling into a full-time profession. This includes teaching bookbinding classes, in which I show students how to make books and encourage them to fill their creations in ways that enrich daily life. You can see (and share) great examples of how books are put to use by browsing the hashtag #myusedbook on Instagram.

I first studied book arts in Cortona, Italy, in summer 2006, where the tradition of the craft was instilled into my work. I blend those principles with the design, printmaking, painting, and photography I learned while earning a graphic design degree from the University of Georgia.

To learn more about my studio, please visit my website:

Shop members

  • Katie Gonzalez

    Owner, Bookbinder

    Katie designs and binds meaningful books every day in her studio in Nashville. She also teaches bookbinding and graphic design classes, sells her work in local shops and galleries, and frequently exhibits at regional art shows.

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Last updated on November 30, 2020
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All books are handbound by Katie Gonzalez in Nashville, Tennessee.
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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: 21 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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase or if your item is damaged during shipping, please write to me as soon as possible. Any requests for refunds or exchanges must be received within 14 days of the item's arrival.

All items must be in original condition. Shipping charges will not be refunded, and the buyer is responsible for all return shipping charges. Returned items must be safely packaged using bubble wrap or other packing materials to ensure that they are not damaged during shipping. All returns must be shipped with delivery confirmation. Please ship the item back to me within 21 days of the item's arrival, and provide me with the tracking number once the return has been shipped.

Custom orders and sale items are not returnable.
I accept payments through PayPal as well as credit card payments processed directly through Etsy. Payment must be received before your order will be shipped, or before I begin working on any custom order.

Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
All purchases (except custom-made orders) will ship within 3 business days unless otherwise notified. Custom orders typically ship within 4-6 weeks. You will receive an Etsy notification once your item ships.

If you live in Nashville, Tennessee and would like to arrange a time to pick up your order in person, please used the coupon code "SHOPLOCAL" to avoid shipping fees.

I use the United States Postal Service for all shipments. All orders shipped within the U.S. will be sent using First Class Mail or Priority Mail, depending on the weight of the package. All U.S. orders will be sent with delivery confirmation, and I will provide you will a tracking number once your package has been shipped.

For international orders, I ship using First Class Mail International, which is the most affordable option. However, shipping times can vary greatly using this method. If you need your order to arrive by a specific date, I highly recommend that you upgrade to Priority Mail International (which takes 6-10 business days), or Express Mail International (which takes 3-5 business days to arrive). Insurance is included with all international orders for no additional cost. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. I'm not responsible for any delays that might occur due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
E-mail: linenlaidfelt [at] gmail [dot] com


Instagram: @linenlaidfelt
Twitter: @linenlaidfelt
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for personalizing a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as accounting and delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. 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.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of data protection law, I, Katie Gonzalez, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at linenlaidfelt [!at]

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Complementary gift wrapping is available upon request. Please let me know if your order is a gift, and I'll be happy to gift wrap your book and include a special handwritten message.

Custom and personalized orders

I'm not taking on new custom orders at this time.