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wkredman1 on Jan 29, 20235 out of 5 stars
The bird garland is absolutely beautiful!!
Laurie on Jan 28, 20235 out of 5 stars
Very pretty and shipped quickly
Sooz on Jan 27, 20235 out of 5 stars
Very nice day planner with a pretty cover. Arrived in good time, I have no complaints and would definitely purchase from this seller again.
Eliana on Jan 23, 20235 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous, great quality. Love my planner
Louise on Jan 20, 20235 out of 5 stars
I love the work done by this shop owner. This is the second year that I buy a wall calendar from her. This year's is just as beautiful and on high quality stock paper. There is a change that I noticed, the pages are held together by a wire binding instead of 2 staples.
Calista on Jan 17, 20235 out of 5 stars
Wow! This calendar is lovely. The prints are beautiful and the paper quality is excellent. Peta sent me the tracking information in a message as soon as it was shipped and I was so excited to open it up today! It came in perfect condition
Kate MacLeod on Jan 8, 20235 out of 5 stars
Beautiful work, thank you Peta!
Mimi on Jan 7, 20235 out of 5 stars
This is the third year I've gotten a planner from Peta and it's beautiful as usual!
Isabelle on Jan 4, 20235 out of 5 stars
There was an issue with the agenda that Peta told me about promptly and offered a replacement, it was for my mother she loved it very much! Beautiful work.
Gardener, Ecoprinter & Bookbinder
Welcome! I’m a passionate gardener and I use the flowers I grow in my garden and the leaves I forage in my favourite green spaces to create ecoprints – also known as botanical contact prints – on paper.
I’m also a bookbinder and I transform my one-of-a-kind prints into hand bound journals.
So how do I capture the colours in flowers and leaves on paper? Simply put, I arrange plant materials between damp sheets of paper that have been soaked in water and alum. Then I stack the pages, press them with a heavy weight and steam them. Afterwards, I rinse, dry and iron each page. The dyes and pigments are trapped on the paper and what's left of the plants goes into my compost heap to nourish next year's garden.
Of course, it’s more complicated than that. Not all plants print, not all papers cooperate, and the colours and patterns depend on the variety and combination of leaves and flowers I use as well as the time of year. But, most importantly, all the colours in my prints come from plants – I don’t use synthetic dyes, inks or paints – and every print is one of a kind.
Peta G. Bailey
Owner, Maker, Photographer
a book publisher
A commercial printer
Auroville Papers makes handmade paper
a print shop
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Custom and personalized orders
If you would like to order a customized book, please contact me.
How are the pages in your books counted?
To make the pages for my books, I fold one long sheet of paper in half so that it turns into 4 pages when you count both sides of the page. So a book with 176 pages of writing or drawing paper contains 44 sheets of paper folded in half. And a sketchbook with 88 pages of watercolour paper contains 22 sheets of paper folded in half.
When will my order arrive?
I use Canada Post and will ship your order promptly – often on the same day I receive it – but I can't guarantee how quickly it will reach you, even if you have select ed expedited shipping. You are responsible for providing me with the correct name and address for shipping, and I cannot be held responsible for incorrect information.