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 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.
“We are Walter and Margaux Kent, husband and wife. We have a boy called Søren and a boy called Silas.
“We live and work in Philadelphia, Penna.
Our work is made from olde things. Treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, and useable, long lasting keepsakes. We used to make them for ourselves and now we make them for everyone.”
“Peg and Awl began without a plan, a fortunate pairing of two minds, different but in sync. Both Walter and I have a fervor for history, though we each unearth our passions in different ways.”
Website, Facebook and Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Peg and Awl.