Handcrafted Heirloom Keepsakes to Treasure

Spellbinderie offers custom made personalized guestbooks, journals and proposal books uniquely made from antique French books.Each old book is carefully dismantled first to remove the cover without damage.  Next a new text block is made using old world techniques: papers creased with a bone folder, pages individually hand-torn to size, sewing stations and cover pierced with a binding awl and piercing template.  
Once the signatures are prepared for binding, the new text block is professionally bound together by hand using strong linen thread then attached to the cover.  Attention to detail and fine craftsmanship make each finished book a stunning heirloom-quality keepsake for your treasured memories, photos, writings and drawings. 
Spellbinderie also offers hand stamped brass & copper plates and bookmarks for homes, offices, memorial boxes, gifts and more. Each personalized plate is stamped by hand using individual metal letter punches and a hammer.  

PLACE AN ORDER
•Choose an available book cover offered in the shop
•Next choose your preferred options or contact Karen with any custom requests. 
•Don't see the book or options you want? Don't hesitate to ask for custom options or a specially sourced cover that fits your theme. Custom orders are a specialty at Spellbinderie!  
•Contact info: spellbinderie [!at] gmail.com


ABOUT THE BOOKBINDER
Karen Rudd started her career as a bookbinder shortly after moving to Lyon, France with her partner. Her binding skills have been honed via self-study as well as training with London based bookbinder Mark Cockram. 
Karen also has two additional shops on Etsy, Coups de Coeur offering paper ephemera bundles and Spellbinderie Too, offering  bookbinding supplies.
She also offers Coptic bookbinding workshops in her home just outside Lyon, France. 
Don't hesitate to contact Karen to discuss a project, request a custom order or schedule a workshop (small groups welcome).

Spellbinderie has been featured in numerous blogs and is proud to have been chosen to create the 2011 Etsy Wedding Fair official guest book. 

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