amyegerdeen

Hamilton, Canada · 163 Sales

amyegerdeen

Hamilton, Canada 163 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(96)

Announcement   + + + welcome to my book shop! featuring handbound, screenprinted journals, small-edition zines, and more. enjoy!! + + +

amyegerdeen.com /// portfolio
amy_egerdeen /// instagram!
society6.com/provisions /// photo prints just 4 u

Announcement

+ + + welcome to my book shop! featuring handbound, screenprinted journals, small-edition zines, and more. enjoy!! + + +

amyegerdeen.com /// portfolio
amy_egerdeen /// instagram!
society6.com/provisions /// photo prints just 4 u

Amy Egerdeen

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5 out of 5 stars
(96)
sariatchue

sariatchue on Feb 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amy was very responsive about my question about shipping and the print itself is great quality :) Thanks Amy!

T. F. Rice

T. F. Rice on Nov 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My friend liked this

Kate D

Kate D on Oct 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Moving retellings, with much creativity and edge. There are a lot of subtle layers in these beautifully packaged zines.

Kate D

Kate D on Oct 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Powerful and sharp - Amy's zines are worth a read!

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amy egerdeen

When I was 20 years old, exactly 10 years ago, I became obsessed with bookbinding. I was making zines and wanted to bind them myself, so I took out library books on bookmaking (youtube tutorials weren’t really a thing then) and would sit in my room, ignore my women’s studies assignments, and bind books for hours. I started selling my handmade books and zines. I went through different incarnations, an eco-friendly line of reclaimed paper journals, an obsession with Japanese papers – and evolved to my (favourite!) present state, focusing on hand-screenprinted journals featuring my own patterns. The patterns feature ancient cities, moon cycles, and tiny homes.

I love the process of creating an actual object – a concrete, usable thing – from something that started as an idea. The handmade process is important to me: to draw the patterns, screenprint by hand, bind each book individually. I could talk about bookbinding and zine-making and small publishing forever, but basically: it’s such a great way to create a space for yourself. I love hearing about people who’ve used my books to brainstorm ideas, plan out their next steps, or write short stories. I believe deeply in the power of sitting down by yourself with a blank book and realizing all the huge, important things your brain can create when given the space.

I’m currently working on illustrations and a series of small publications / zines about feminist legends. It stems from a forever-long obsession with women’s ancient lives, the use of folklore, and how the two intertwine. You can check out my portfolio site for more: amyegerdeen.com.

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Last updated on March 25, 2014

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I only accept paypal.
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Products will be shipped within 2 days, and will be shipped via regular mail. Please just let me know if you want a tracking number, or a different method of shipping.
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No refunds or exchanges on any items, unless there is a fault with the product.
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You are amazing, thanks for your interest in my books!