hautacrafts

Handbound books and art - formely known as veterok

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Announcement    Useful books for artists and everyone else too! // Please note due to war in Europe & COVID there can be occasional delays in mail. If you are located outside of Europe, please allow for at least a few weeks for the packages to arrive.

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Last updated on Nov 4, 2022

Useful books for artists and everyone else too! // Please note due to war in Europe & COVID there can be occasional delays in mail. If you are located outside of Europe, please allow for at least a few weeks for the packages to arrive.

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E. Lundahl

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E. Lundahl

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About hautacrafts

Sales 378
On Etsy since 2009

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I am a master craftsman & artist from Finland.

Besides being a bookbinder by trade, I am also a lover of old books and all things related. I believe in antique rubbish, slow living, small pleasures and natural decay. In my books I want to convey the values I believe in - quality over quantity, one of a kind instead of mass produced. I prefer well chosen organic materials, both new and recycled, to avoid cluttering the Earth with rubbish and to ensure that each book will serve its owner for many years to come. While I use free range goatskin for most of my finer design bindings, I try to select recycled material for the less restricting work.

My work is a constant, slow process of inventing and learning, and it's become clear I never quite seem to "arrive". I have a wide range of interests, so I rarely commit myself to just one specific thing for a very long period of time. I like to hop on an off and most of my art is interdisciplinary as well. You can find more information about my creative processes by following my blog or my Facebook page.

If you didn't find what you were looking for in my Etsy shop, check out my website www.veterok.net where my main shop is (normally) located. If you're interested in a custom piece, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Shop members

  • E. Lundahl

    Owner, Maker, Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2016
My aim is to produce well-made, sturdy and unique books for everyday use; Some of them quite plain and simple, some more elaborate. I use only quality materials, both new and recycled. I have studied bookbinding since 2007 and have completed a vocational degree in it. All my books are clean and functional and made with attention to detail. All these things together are what "fine" in my opinion stands for.

All the book blocks are handbound and hand-trimmed, not readymades bought from craft stores. Most of my books also feature sturdy, handsewn silk headbands with a core of leather or hemp cord - these add a unique touch and also support the book when you're pulling it from the shelf. If the book has endpapers, the book block is usually attached to the covers with mull and a protective hinge, which is made of leather or bookcloth. The hinge prevents the endpapers from unnecessary wear & abrasion caused by folding the book open and close. These are only a few of the many details that are featured in my books.

All my book necklaces are made of of repurposed leather, paper and cardboard - some of them are made of reclaimed material, and some of little scraps that bookbinders tend to produce when making larger pieces. These are very sustainable and earth-friendly items in which the only new part is the leather-like cord along with the metal ring that connects the cord to the book.

I got my own business ID in January 2010 and have been binding books for customers ever since.

You can also find more images and information on my website: www.veterok.net or from my online photostream: www.ipernity.com/veterok

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Payment

PayPal is preferred but feel free to contact me about other payment options. I expect payment to be sent within 7 days.

Shipping

All items are shipped as soon as possible, usually in 1-4 days - If you're located outside of Europe please allow a week or so of this earthly time for them to arrive. I generally pack the books with plastic, paper and bubblewrap and ship them in recycled bubblewrap envelopes or flat boxes. Please contact me separately if you want an insurance or tracking for your shipment.

When you're making a purchase make sure that your shipping info is correct: I can't be responsible for things that get lost/sent to a wrong address when you have provided me with wrong details in the first place. I will ship to the address that is provided in your Etsy profile - not the one in the PayPal receipt.

Additional policies and FAQs

I'm open to all sorts of custom orders, just drop me a message. I'm a bookbinder, so I don't do printing, but I can bind printed matter if it is provided by the customer.