SproutsPressDesigns

Handbound Books, Printmaking & Paper Arts

Toronto, Canada · 500 Sales

SproutsPressDesigns

Handbound Books, Printmaking & Paper Arts

Toronto, Canada 500 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(78)

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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Carolyn Eady

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(78)
Robert Ludwig

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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-Everything in my Etsy shop is on sale for 30% off, when you order 2 or more items (any items!!)
-No coupon codes needed.
-Sale is open worldwide.
-Sale ends December 31, 2017.
Happy Holidays and have fun!
Did you know the tools in our DIY Bookbinding Kits can be used on future book projects?
Check out my online bookbinding class to learn how!
Use this link to get a free 2 month subscription to ALL the classes on Skillshare! http://skl.sh/2f2COlR
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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 December 26, 2017
Welcome to Sprouts Press! Every item in my shop is handmade by me and I try my best to be earth-friendly by using recycled and reclaimed materials whenever possible.

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

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchanges are available only if the craftsmanship is flawed or if your item is damaged during shipping, and is determined case-by-case. Please send me an email or etsy convo within 5 days of receiving your order to request a refund or exchange.

All items must be in original condition to be considered for a refund or exchange.

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


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

If you are unsure or have any questions, please ask prior to purchase!
Payment
I accept payments via PayPal and Direct Checkout.

Payment must be made upon purchase, otherwise transaction will be cancelled and item(s) put back up for sale.

Please note that I now sell everywhere!! Please see individual item descriptions and shipping policies for more details.

Any questions - just ask!
Shipping
*If your item is 'made to order' make sure to take into account the number of days it takes to be made, otherwise your item will arrive later than you expect.

*Please see individual item listings for more specific information on processing times and shipping timelines, depending on where the item is going. If you aren't sure, just convo me!

TO CANADA
Items being shipped within Canada will be shipped using Canada Post. Please allow up to 4 - 15 business days for delivery, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

TO USA
Items being shipped to the USA will be shipped using Canada Post. Please allow up to 7 - 15 business days for delivery, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

TO EUROPE
Items being shipped to EU countries will be sent using Canada Post. Please allow 1 - 4 weeks for delivery, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

TO AUSTRALIA
Items being shipped to EU countries will be sent using Canada Post. Please allow 2 - 4 weeks for delivery, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

TO NEW ZEALAND
Items being shipped to EU countries will be sent using Canada Post. Please allow 2 - 4 weeks for delivery, once item is shipped, depending on exact destination. Tracking is not included.

EVERYWHERE ELSE
Items being shipped to countries not mentioned above will be sent using Canada Post. Please allow 2 - 5 weeks for delivery, 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 the cost if you want to insure your order and I will let you know the cost to insure.

I make every effort to ship your item as quickly as I can, however, I cannot be held 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.

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 inconsistencies and variations in colour, textures that cannot be seen in the photos. Please contact me with any questions or concerns about any of my products.

I am always happy to receive custom order inquiries and requests, just click the 'Request Custom Item' button and let me know what you'd like.

Examples of custom orders I have previously crafted:
-wedding guest books
-personalized journals/notebooks
-sketchbooks
-photo albums
-memory books
-family heirlooms
-scrapbook projects

If you are looking for a special keepsake or a unique gift just let me know!