Layli Lukeman Bookbinding

Newark, Ohio | 1 Sale


Layli Lukeman Bookbinding

Newark, Ohio 1 Sale On Etsy since 2018

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2019

I am now offering free shipping (within the US) on all my products. New items coming soon!


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Bibliophile through and through

Hi all, I'm Layli!
I am a bookbinder and pyrography artist. I've always been a maker, but it took me a long time to figure out just what I wanted to make full time. I've tinkered with many crafts over the years, knitting, sewing, writing, photography, and eventually pyrography (the art of making marks with a hot tool into leather, wood, and paper), but it didn't really come together for me until I started bookbinding.
Books have always been a part of my life. I'm an avid reader and love journaling. The idea of binding books was always there, but seemed like a far away dream, like perhaps if I was born in another century I would have been a bookbinder. I no longer remember the catalyst for discarding the fantasy and putting my hands to work doing it, but that is when it came together for me. Books are a way for me to bring together all of the skills I learned while tinkering. They are an expression of myself and my love of the literary. I am so excited to share them with the world and continue to grow and refine the art.

Sustainability is very important to me, and so I try to use the best materials for the planet and for our health. Most of the books I make are made with hemp paper to save trees, vegetable tanned leather which does not use the harsh chemicals of other leather products, and I stain the leather myself with a water based stain. I have, in some cases, used other materials that were acquired before I found superior products, or that were gifted to me, so as not to waste them. When shipping I re-use materials in order to make less of an impact as well.

I hope that you enjoy the products of my love and dedication.
If you would like to follow my journey you can find me on Facebook and Instagram, links below.

If you would like to request a commission, please message me and we can work out the details.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop!

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    I am a bookbinder living and working in Newark Ohio. I love everything to do with books, be it reading, collecting, binding, and writing them. I hope to share my love of all things literary with the world, and to keep the craft of bookbinding alive.

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