Announcement   Thank you for visiting my Etsy store, where I sell a selection of handmade notebooks, limited edition handmade booklets of prose and poetry and mounted Giclee prints. You can read more about my work on my website which is at www.anniekerr.co.uk

Most of my ideas are mulled over on wild walks on hills and beaches and the pieces I imagine come into being on my work table in Brighton, UK. Some pieces are one-offs, most are made in small batches, some are made in limited editions, some are made in series.

How it started........The idea for making concertina pocketbooks came from wanting to take a pocketbook for sketching or writing out on walks, without having to carry a bag full of gear. I had tried various shop-bought books over the years and most were just not right - either with flimsy paper, or too many pages that made them too fat for a pocket, or spines that didn't open flat, or a spiral binding that dug into your leg ….. the result being that I ended taking out pieces of A4 paper folded to the right size instead and only wrote a few notes that looked as banal as a shopping list. Not what I had in mind as an inspiration catcher. So, I decided to try and make my own books.

After a few trials that weren't sturdy enough, I tried a concertina book instead with a heavier paper that could take major scribblings and that didn't flap so much in the breeze. I carried them in my back pocket on long walks, and true to form, unpredictable weather meant that some of these books had wild weather adventures that would have made my A4 pages fly away with the gale.

These little books are great to use as a journal, notebook or sketchbook. They fold flat to fit into your pocket or small bag and are 4"x4" square, some have ties or ribbons to hold pages closed flat. The pages are made from Fabriano Tiziano paper which is acid free and ideal for graphite, charcoal, pens, watercolour, ink and pastel. The paper is heavy enough to hold some collage of small photos or keepsakes. It is also smooth enough to enjoy writing with everyday pens. Use both sides of the pages for writing, sketching, notes and ideas.

Panoramic sketches, side by side small pieces, or long rambling sentences, or tiny memos - I love having the choice to fold out extra pages to work on.

I'm able to custom-make small orders if you have particular colour schemes or themes in mind. Please message me if that is the case and I'll try to help you.

** PLEASE NOTE ** International postage rates from the UK are pricey. I do keep an eye on current rates and adjust them here accordingly.

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Last updated on 15 Nov, 2018

Thank you for visiting my Etsy store, where I sell a selection of handmade notebooks, limited edition handmade booklets of prose and poetry and mounted Giclee prints. You can read more about my work on my website which is at www.anniekerr.co.uk

Most of my ideas are mulled over on wild walks on hills and beaches and the pieces I imagine come into being on my work table in Brighton, UK. Some pieces are one-offs, most are made in small batches, some are made in limited editions, some are made in series.

How it started........The idea for making concertina pocketbooks came from wanting to take a pocketbook for sketching or writing out on walks, without having to carry a bag full of gear. I had tried various shop-bought books over the years and most were just not right - either with flimsy paper, or too many pages that made them too fat for a pocket, or spines that didn't open flat, or a spiral binding that dug into your leg ….. the result being that I ended taking out pieces of A4 paper folded to the right size instead and only wrote a few notes that looked as banal as a shopping list. Not what I had in mind as an inspiration catcher. So, I decided to try and make my own books.

After a few trials that weren't sturdy enough, I tried a concertina book instead with a heavier paper that could take major scribblings and that didn't flap so much in the breeze. I carried them in my back pocket on long walks, and true to form, unpredictable weather meant that some of these books had wild weather adventures that would have made my A4 pages fly away with the gale.

These little books are great to use as a journal, notebook or sketchbook. They fold flat to fit into your pocket or small bag and are 4"x4" square, some have ties or ribbons to hold pages closed flat. The pages are made from Fabriano Tiziano paper which is acid free and ideal for graphite, charcoal, pens, watercolour, ink and pastel. The paper is heavy enough to hold some collage of small photos or keepsakes. It is also smooth enough to enjoy writing with everyday pens. Use both sides of the pages for writing, sketching, notes and ideas.

Panoramic sketches, side by side small pieces, or long rambling sentences, or tiny memos - I love having the choice to fold out extra pages to work on.

I'm able to custom-make small orders if you have particular colour schemes or themes in mind. Please message me if that is the case and I'll try to help you.

** PLEASE NOTE ** International postage rates from the UK are pricey. I do keep an eye on current rates and adjust them here accordingly.

Annie Kerr

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Last updated on 07 November, 2015
Thank you for visiting Inkhaven's Etsy store. I hope you will enjoy browsing the items I have available for sale. Inkhaven's HQ is my kitchen table, where pieces are made as one-offs or in small batches. I design, trial and make all the items myself and aim to make each item unique and beautiful and perfect for your creative adventures.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Discover
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  • Sofort
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Shipping
I aim to send your out order as soon as I can. Normally this will be very swift and usually the same day or next day. Occasionally, due to holiday weekends there might be a delay of a few days until I can reach the post office.

Every care is taken to ensure your order arrives in excellent condition. Handmade pocketbooks and booklets are packed in sturdy card envelopes. All are sent by first class mail in the UK or by air mail elsewhere.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please send a message if you would like to discuss a custom order with particular preferences for covers and colour themes. If I can find suitable supplies, I am happy to make a book that is ideal for you.