theforgottenlibrary

Literary gifts inspired by antiquarian & vintage books

Nottingham, United Kingdom 798 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (224)

theforgottenlibrary

Literary gifts inspired by antiquarian & vintage books

Nottingham, United Kingdom | 798 Sales

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Charlotte White

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Charlotte White

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About theforgottenlibrary

Sales 798
On Etsy since 2011

Working with antiquarian books, mixed media techniques, glass fusing and a vintage hot foil machine to create literary inspired pieces.

The Forgotten Library has evolved over the years as I continue to work with repurposing vintage books and developing new lines of literary gifts. I have a notebook of ideas I'm working my way through with quite a few notions abandoned along the way as they haven't made it past the prototype stage. There is always something waiting in the wings when I get time to work on it around a busy day job.

After learning glass fusing a few years ago I was keen to try another new technique so in 2018 I decided to purchase an old hot foil stamping machine. It's taking a while to get her up and running as none of the parts are available off the shelf but I'm looking forward to adding new ranges to my etsy shop during 2019.

The books and papers that I use are sourced from second hand bookshops, auctions and charity shops, where I love the fact my purchase is helping a good cause so often spend a bit too much!

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Shop members

  • Charlotte

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Jess

    Supervisor

    Specialising in knowing looks and inspection of empty cardboard boxes.

  • Merlin

    Pen Sorter

    Adept at carrying pens and pencils away from the desk.

Production partners

  • Printer

    Leeds, England

    A professional print company who can produce high quality greetings cards and bookmarks.

  • Pencil manufacturer

    Nottingham, England

    Traditional firm manufacturing pencils in England.

  • Foil Printing Service

    United Kingdom

    I chose to work with this manufacturer as they are a small business too. I liked the fact they take pride in finishing the lettering of each pencil by hand personally. They also have an appreciation for beautiful typefaces.

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