Category Archives: Bookbinding

Annwyn Dean

Annwyn Dean is an embroiderer, book artist and print maker living in the North West of England. She creates artist’s books inspired by her collection of antique lace and embroidery which she has accumulated during many years of teaching. She is also a self taught print maker whose final prints are incorporated into the book format. You can follow the artist on her website and some of her work is available for purchase at Big Cartel.

Images: Courtesy of Annwyn Dean.

Kate Bowles

Artist and craft-maker Kate Bowles created these hand bound notebooks and journals with particular attention to the intricate bindings on the spine. The UK-based maker uses fabric, paper, vintage haberdashery and assorted found materials to create these functional books. We love how she also incorporates embroidery, weaving, smocking, knitting, stitching and darning into her work. You can follow the artist on her blog and on Facebook. The books can be purchased here in her Folksy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Kate Bowles.

Evelin Kasikov

EvelinKasikovEvelin Kasikov is an Estonian-born designer and illustrator based in London, England. She is best known for her technique, CMYK Embroidery. Her approach to craft is analytical and firmly rooted in her graphic design background. She uses both digital and craft methods in her work, combining the two in a unique way. Her embroidered works are designed on a computer, then pierced onto paper and hand-stitched with mathematical precision. Her most recent project is X X X X Swatchbook, a book containing documents of 400 hand-stitched colour swatches.

Images: Courtesy of Evelin Kasikov.