SproutsPressDesigns

Handbound Books, Printmaking & Paper Arts

Toronto, Canada | 512 Sales

Announcement   Sprouts Press is a hand bindery, printmaking and paper arts studio that provides beautiful, functional hand bound journals and book themed products made from the heart.

At Sprouts Press each book is crafted by hand; page paper is cut, boards are wrapped and pasted and the pages are sewn with a needle and thread, the old fashioned way. It is the continuing of an important tradition, the merging of beauty and function, and a rebirth of materials reclaimed into a new object designed for discovery and inspiration.

Much is considered when designing a good journal; size, colour and function. But mostly people should be able to express their hearts out in these books. They are designed to be used, well worn and well loved.

*ONLINE BOOKBINDING CLASS* Want to learn to bind your own books? I've put together a Skillshare class!! Follow this link to check it out (and get free 2-month Premium subscription to Skillshare!) http://skl.sh/2f2COlR

Blog: sproutspress.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SproutsPress/
Instagram & Twitter: @sproutspress

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 9, 2018

Sprouts Press is a hand bindery, printmaking and paper arts studio that provides beautiful, functional hand bound journals and book themed products made from the heart.

At Sprouts Press each book is crafted by hand; page paper is cut, boards are wrapped and pasted and the pages are sewn with a needle and thread, the old fashioned way. It is the continuing of an important tradition, the merging of beauty and function, and a rebirth of materials reclaimed into a new object designed for discovery and inspiration.

Much is considered when designing a good journal; size, colour and function. But mostly people should be able to express their hearts out in these books. They are designed to be used, well worn and well loved.

*ONLINE BOOKBINDING CLASS* Want to learn to bind your own books? I've put together a Skillshare class!! Follow this link to check it out (and get free 2-month Premium subscription to Skillshare!) http://skl.sh/2f2COlR

Blog: sproutspress.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SproutsPress/
Instagram & Twitter: @sproutspress

Carolyn Eady

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(80)
  • Bitimibop on Aug 20, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    The books made by Carolyn Eady are little pieces of beauty left in this great big world.

    I came here with a very specific project ; I needed a notebook for my studies, writing poetry, drawing, and other stuff, but I had a lot of criteria, and a well defined idea of the notebook I wanted.

    Over the course of two weeks, I exchanged 36 messages with Carolyn. I got exactly what I wanted, and with even more awesome features that I had not foreseen !

    The service was also clear, human, professional, and Carolyn sincerely cared for the project to be perfectly executed. It was a pleasure to correspond with her, and I'm surely coming back here when I'll have filled up those 800 pages.

    This is the fruit of a genuine artisan, an artist's work, and a companion for a great deal of time.

  • Kendal Morris on Jul 21, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    These were smaller than I expected (I didn’t really check the size though), but they are literally perfect. I can pop it in my bag or slide it in my back pocket. The gold is a nice classy touch. I like that it’s not lined so I can sketch or journal. Love them!

  • Robert Ludwig on Apr 25, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    I worked with Carolyn on a custom order and could not have been more pleased with the result! She made a beautiful book for my wedding guests to sign & leave a photo in. Honestly, I had a vague idea at best to start with, and she offered suggestions, sent over pictures, and way, way exceeded our expectations with the final design. The end result was a high quality book that was worth every penny.

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Updates

Loving the muted metallic gold on this gem of a journal! This book is handbound using the Coptic stitch, which means it lays flat when open! Perfect for the aspiring artist or writer.
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-Sale ends December 31, 2017.
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Did you know the tools in our DIY Bookbinding Kits can be used on future book projects?
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About

Hand crafted books, Screen printing, textiles, paper arts and crochet: Bringing it all together for the love of books!

SproutsPress home studio is a busy and multi-disciplinary space, where an ever-changing and growing skill set is used and many different things are created. But it always comes back to a love of books: to write in, to sketch in, to ponder, read, admire, examine and fully, wholeheartedly enjoy.

My creations are inspired by my personal experience with writing and sketching. It's the little things I enjoy when engrossed with a journal and how to express my love for books when it’s tucked in my tote bag. I’ve also realized that the functionality of a book's structure and how it can be designed to suit certain activities (such as watercolour painting while hiking or hand-sized journals for toting along to the coffee shop) has shaped many of my book projects.

Discovering and learning new bookbinding techniques and also historical book designs fuels my creativity. While I enjoy mixing new and reclaimed materials in everything I create, I especially enjoy reclaiming old book parts, when possible, by deconstructing and dissecting a book to it’s raw materials and then re-using what I can to create a new journal ready for a second life. I strive to respect this incredible and amazing planet as often as possible by upcycling materials whenever possible, but occasionally I cannot resist a beautiful Chiyogami or Florentine paper. Sometimes the pairing of new and old materials creates a beauty that has to be shared.

When crafting hand-bound books, using thread and needle and a variety of binding stitches, some ancient and some that I created. I consider size, shape, texture, colour and practicality. Aesthetics are important, but I also really want people to express their hearts out on the pages of the books I make. These are objects designed to be used, well worn and well loved.

SproutsPress is based in Toronto, Canada, where all items in this shop are designed and hand crafted by me, Carolyn Eady.

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*ONLINE BOOKBINDING CLASS* Want to learn to bind your own books? I've put together a Skillshare class!! Follow this link to check it out (and get free 2-month Premium subscription to Skillshare!) http://skl.sh/2f2COlR

Shop members

  • Carolyn Eady

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Businesswoman And Aspiring Photographer

    Book Binder, Print Maker, Paper Maker, Drawer and Painter. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD in Toronto and an Advanced Studies Certificate from studying art abroad In Florence, Italy.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 26, 2018
Welcome to Sprouts Press! All items in my shop are designed and hand-crafted/hand bound by yours truly, with the intention of using reclaimed or recycled materials whenever possible. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University. I live and work in Toronto.

If you have any questions about my products please don't hesitate to contact me, I'd love to hear from you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns are available only if the craftsmanship is flawed, and is determined case-by-case. Please send me an email or etsy convo within 14 days of receiving your order to request a refund.

All items must be in original condition to be considered for a refund. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Shipping charges will not be refunded, and the buyer is responsible for all return shipping charges and associated fees.

We do not provide refunds for items that do not reach you in time for a date needed unless it was explicitly guaranteed in a message from us before purchase. We never guarantee a specific delivery date for items being sent outside of Canada, as it's always possible there will be delays at customs.


All sale items and custom orders are final sale and not valid for returns.

If you are unsure or have any questions, please ask prior to purchase!
Payment
Payment must be made upon purchase, otherwise transaction will be cancelled and item(s) put back up for sale.

We require full payment for custom orders before work is begun.

Any questions - just ask!
Shipping
TO CANADA
Items being shipped within Canada will take 4 - 15 business days, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

TO USA
Items being shipped to the USA will take 7 - 15 business days, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

TO EUROPE
Items being shipped to EU countries will take 1 - 4 weeks, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Items being shipped to EU countries will take 2 - 4 weeks, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

EVERYWHERE ELSE
Items being shipped to countries not mentioned above will take 2 - 5 weeks, once item is shipped, depending on exact shipping destination. Tracking is not included.

If your item is needed more quickly, please contact me and I'll be happy to provide you with a custom shipping cost.

Insurance is not included, please contact me for a quote to insure your order.

'Made to Order', and Custom items will take longer to process as they are one of a kind.

Please see individual items for specific processing and delivery times.

I make every effort to ship your item as quickly as I can, however, I am not responsible for any delays in shipping, as sometimes items get stuck at customs. In these events, there is nothing that can be done, and they will arrive later than expected.

We do not provide refunds or re-send packages that are lost in the mail, particularly those travelling outside of Canada or the USA.

In all instances, you, the buyer, are responsible for paying all additional fees such as duties and customs fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Since each item is handmade by me, there might be some slight variations in colour and textures that cannot be seen in the photos. Please contact me with any questions or concerns about any of my products.

All sale items and custom orders are final sale and not valid for returns.

More information

Last updated on Jul 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Many of our items are available for wholesale purchase by retailers! If this is you, please send us an Etsy convo or email us at sproutspress(at)yahoo.ca

Custom and personalized orders

I am always happy to receive custom order inquiries and requests. Please send us an Etsy convo, or click the ‘request custom order’ button from within a listing to get in touch.

Examples of previous custom orders:
-wedding guest books
-wedding favours
-vow books
-specialized photo albums
-personalized journals/notebooks
-sketchbooks
-memory albums
-family heirlooms
-cottage logbooks/guest books
-scrapbook projects
-keepsake books

We require full payment for custom orders before work is begun.

Custom Order items take longer to process as they are one of a kind.

All custom designs are my own - and I reserve the right to re-sell or re-purpose all custom designs for future Sprouts Press products.

All custom orders are final sale.

Do you teach bookbinding?

Yes I do! I teach IRL throughout Southern Ontario at various art centres and galleries. Check my website for upcoming classes at www.sproutspress.com/workshops.

I also teach online bookbinding classes via Skillshare. Follow this link to check it out (and get a free 2-month Premium subscription to Skillshare) http://skl.sh/2fCOIR