SlowArtStudio

Rogue Bookbinder

La Conner, Washington 1671 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (612)

SlowArtStudio

Rogue Bookbinder

La Conner, Washington | 1671 Sales

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Slow Art Studio started in a schoolbus-house on Lopez Island in 1999, and I've been on Etsy since 2009!
Everything in my shop is designed, drawn or made by me, currently in a rambling Victorian house in La Conner, Washington. Here I have a working bookbinding studio, a classroom space and a grass-roots, brick and mortar shop, "Book Arts - La Conner"
Please come by and say hello if you are travelling through the Skagit Valley, and sign up for (or come and teach) a book arts class if you live closer by.

Making things by hand is slow and my inventory is sometimes for sale in other places, so please don't hesitate to ask me to hold something for you! I can also take layaway payments.
If it suddenly disappears from Etsy, I've sold it in person. Sorry!
No duplicates are made here.
Thanks for shopping small!
Cheers, Brenna Jael

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 15, 2019

Support your local bookbinder.

Now offering FREE SHIPPING (for most items) in the domestic US.

Slow Art Studio started in a schoolbus-house on Lopez Island in 1999, and I've been on Etsy since 2009!
Everything in my shop is designed, drawn or made by me, currently in a rambling Victorian house in La Conner, Washington. Here I have a working bookbinding studio, a classroom space and a grass-roots, brick and mortar shop, "Book Arts - La Conner"
Please come by and say hello if you are travelling through the Skagit Valley, and sign up for (or come and teach) a book arts class if you live closer by.

Making things by hand is slow and my inventory is sometimes for sale in other places, so please don't hesitate to ask me to hold something for you! I can also take layaway payments.
If it suddenly disappears from Etsy, I've sold it in person. Sorry!
No duplicates are made here.
Thanks for shopping small!
Cheers, Brenna Jael

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About SlowArtStudio

Sales 1,671
On Etsy since 2009

Sketchbooks & Journals for artists, writers, and low-tech creativity...anyplace, anytime, no recharging necessary

When I started my Etsy shop in 2009, Etsy wasn't quite as well known as it is now.
I didn't even make journals yet, I just had some crocheted hats and stuff.
I didn't start making significant sales until about 2012 (So stick with it, if you are just starting out!). I lived on a small, isolated island and being able to share my art worldwide and make a little extra money was an amazing gift.
Wow, I have learned a lot and even started a brick-and-mortar shop and book-arts center since then! I moved off the Island to a nearby art-centric town, La Conner, WA.
I'm about 7 years into making journals and I'm still obsessed. I love to use the random books and maps that libraries are throwing out. I love the feedback and ideas I get from my customers.
Overall, I'm full of gratitude, and excited to see what happens next!

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Shop members

  • Brenna Jael

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I recently moved from a tiny, isolated Island to a small art-centric town in Northwestern Washington State. My studio is in my home, in a large Victorian house and my Etsy shop is growing fast! Please stop by if you are in the Skagit Valley.

Production partners

  • U Printing

    Van Nuys, CA

    I submit my original art designs and U-Printing prints the cards.

Local

Find slowartstudio at the following upcoming markets!

  • Bow-Edison Holiday Festival
    Edison Elementary School
    Edison School Rd
    BOW, WA

    Dec 7

    This is a great collection of food and art from Skagit and surrounding areas. Sponsored by the Bow Farmer's Market.

  • Valley Made Holiday Market
    Maplehurst Farm Wedding Venue
    18495 Dike Rd
    MOUNT VERNON, WA

    Dec 13–15

    This is a juried fair sponsored by el Sage Designs. The best of western Washington crafts and foodie gifts will be there!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 4, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

You can absolutely mail a book to me to convert into a Journal or Sketchbook! Contact me for details.

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do bulk or wholesale orders for shops. I also do consignment sometimes. Contact me for details.

How long does it take to make a journal?

Anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 weeks!

Why “rogue” ?

Im sorry to say there is a lot of snobbery in the bookbinding and art universe, and I’m not interested. I’ve had - and will have - some great teachers, but I’m doing my own thing.