Coptic Stitch Blank Journals, Sketchbooks, Notebooks

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Coptic Stitch Blank Journals, Sketchbooks, Notebooks

257 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Sancha Moran on Sep 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous quality and customer service! Thank you Carolina!

Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

STUNNING !!! The workmanship is beautiful x so glad I had these made - thank u so much x x x x

Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Had a Paypal issue seller was very patient. I LOVE this bracelet. I was a little worried about the glass because I'm extra clumsy but it's solid enough to take a bumping into without worry. I gave my wrist measurement and it fits perfectly. It's so cute, interesting, summery watermelony, It makes my day! My boyfriend said "Is that glass?! Dang! That's cool!" Thanks Piki!!

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Books are empty bodies waiting for you to give them a soul.

PikiThins is a play on the words 'picky' and ‘things.’ They describe my crafting process. I'm very picky about the details in a project, but I'm open minded as to how those details come together, whether it comes from a broken button on a shirt or a glass bead that captures a theme.

When PikiThins first opened in 2009, it was primarily a macramé jewelry shop. However, I closed the shop in 2011 because my heart had packed a suit case and walked out the door. Jewelry wasn’t my primary passion and it never had been, as saddening as that is to admit, although it was fun while it lasted.

I decided to rearrange my priorities. I questioned what did I really enjoy doing, what would make my heart return and stay home for good?

Reopening the shop as a book store came to me when I was spring cleaning (in early summer, mind you) my workspace. I noticed a stack of unused sketchbooks buried under paper scraps and fabric. I felt it wasteful to throw them out, so instead, I savagely tore-ahem-gently took the books a part and recycled them into lovely mini books.

It hadn't been my first time immersing myself in bookbinding; I had taken a class on it at the Museum of Modern Art as a high school student. In that class, I discovered bookbinding wasn't just about creating a book for its functionality, but creating a book functioning as an interactive piece of art. Ever since, I have been cutting, coloring, and hammering out small notebooks, zines, and accordion books packed with illustrations and children's stories. This is where my passion lies, where my heart beats the strongest.

I believe books are empty bodies waiting for you to give them a soul with words and drawings. So browse around the shop; it’s time for you to start jotting down your story!


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  • Carolina

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Carolina! Lovely to meet you. I enjoy illustrating, dream interpretation, bike riding, and strawberry hot chocolate with whipped cream. I believe books are empty bodies waiting for you to give them a soul with your story, so start writing!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 12, 2014
Welcome to PikiThins! A shop specializing in coptic stitch books and paper crafts. A special little place where your story is waiting to be written on hand cut, acid free pages.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
PAYMENT METHODS: Paypal and all debit/credit cards are accepted.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Payment must be received in full before item creation.

LATE PAYMENT: A reminder email will be sent to you for payment in the first 24 hours. If payment is not received in 48 hours of the sold date, your order will be cancelled. If you are experiencing issues with payment, please notify me.
USPS First Class or Priority Mail (2-5 day mail Domestic Service)
USPS First-Class Package International Service (1-2 week International Service)
*Please be aware that certain countries may charge for customs duty and/or import taxes. These charges are the responsibility of the customer.

Make sure your account has your current address for correct shipment. Notify me if your address has changed from what is listed on your account.

Ready-made items are shipped the next business day upon receiving payment.
Custom-made items will have a wait time of 1-2 weeks before being shipped upon receiving payment.

If you need your shipment or custom-made item urgently, please contact me and a rush service can be arranged. Any extra costs in shipping are the responsibility of the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customers who are unsatisfied with their item qualify for a full refund. Once I have received the item, the refund will be returned through the original payment method (minus shipping cost), unless an alternative payment is specified by the customer. This shop does not cover shipping costs for a refunded item.

Custom orders a non-refundable.

In the case of a lost item, please notify me. Send me a photo if your item has been damaged.
Additional policies and FAQs
What parts of PikiThins books are recycled and reused?
Paper is recycled from unused sketchbooks. Micro vented wall coverings are collected from materials at architecture firms.

If dents appear on the vinyl wrapped around the book covers, can these marks be removed?
Any dents that appear on vinyl usually disappear within a day or two, sometimes even in a couple of hours.

Do you offer custom listings?
Absolutely. Just contact me and I can create a custom listing for you. Colors of micro vented wall coverings are limited to what is in stock.

Can anything be added to an existing book?
A braided cord can be added to an existing book. A braided cord can hold a book close.

Where are these books created?
In my workspace at home in New York. All items are made in a clean, smoke-free, and organized environment!