Handmade Journals & Sketchbooks

I make unique journals and sketchbooks from paper I ecoprint with dye plants from my garden. I treat the covers with a traditional Japanese starch to make them more durable, which gives them a pleasing leather-like feel. I bind my books by hand with linen thread using Coptic stitch so that the pages lie flat when opened.

I love the seasonal nature of my craft. I print and dye during the summer and fall using leaves, flowers and berries. The cold, grey days of winter lend themselves to the meditative process of paper folding and binding.

I also produce custom thermofax screens using my vintage Thermofax™ machine.

Thank you for visiting.

Peta Bailey


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