Each and every book at Bound by Hand is made with skill and careful attention to detail by me, Susan Green, in my Dorset garden studio.
Honouring natural materials and using traditional bookbinding techniques, I bind books which are beautiful yet practical and, above all else, a pleasure to use and cherish for years to come.
I'm a selected member of Find a Maker by CRAFT Festival, "a curated collection of the finest makers", the Crafts Council directory and a member of the Heritage Crafts Association.
Click below to learn more about what makes my books so special.The Bound by Hand Ethos >
Are you planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary or commemorating a special person? A personalised Memory Book or Wedding Guest Book is the perfect way to make memories.
You can choose your own colour combination and have a special dedication printed on the titlepage to personalise your book.
I have been making bespoke books for delighted clients all over the world for 15 years, and I'll work with you every step of the way to ensure your special book is perfect.Bespoke Options >
I ship worldwide from the UK with standard and express delivery options, using recyclable, home-compostable, sustainable packaging.
I offer gift delivery direct to your loved one, and can include a handwritten note with your message to make their experience extra special.
For the quickest service choose from the Ready to Ship Collection. Click below for delivery costs and timescales.Delivery & Returns >
I offer one-to-one mentoring via Zoom to creatives of all disciplines who want to extend their existing practice into the book form.
Artist's books, photobooks, exhibition displays, swatch, sample and sketchbooks offer exciting avenues for exploring ideas and expressing your creative vision.
One-off mentoring sessions or an ongoing arrangement are both available, whichever best suits your needs.
Notes, useful links to resources, plus a Zoom recording are provided for you to refer to afterwards.Find out more >
"A gorgeous bespoke wedding guest book. Susan did everything possible to make it perfect for us. Our book was a one off, a treat and well worth every penny."
— Alice, Penrith
“These journals really are made with the finest materials the quality of the leather is evident from touch alone. This is a product which will stand the test of time.”
— Charlotte, West Midlands
"I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your great service and the exquisite quality of the memory book."
— James, Yorkshire
Over a dozen brand new Sketchbooks and Journals inspired by autumn's berry-laden hedgerows and burnished leaves, bound by hand with a variety of papers for writers and artists.
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