SproutsPressDesigns

Handbound Books, Printmaking & Paper Arts

Toronto, Canada
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Announcement    ***HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES 2022*** To receive your order by December 24 2022, please make your purchase no later than these dates: To be shipped within Canada and to the USA: December 9 2022, To be shipped everywhere else: December 4 2022.

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 Dec 1, 2022

***HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES 2022*** To receive your order by December 24 2022, please make your purchase no later than these dates: To be shipped within Canada and to the USA: December 9 2022, To be shipped everywhere else: December 4 2022.

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

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About SproutsPressDesigns

Sales 736
On Etsy since 2008

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 May 10, 2022
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

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

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 May 11, 2022

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