UK orders deliver free. I ship worldwide with standard & express options, both fully tracked.

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Heritage Craftsmanship

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.

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Personalised Leather Memory & Wedding Guest Books

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.

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Worldwide Delivery

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.

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Online Mentoring for Creatives

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.

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Complete Cotton Rag Sketchbook gift set for creatives with three art journals handmade in the UK
New Cotton Rag Sketchbook Sets

April 05, 2024

Calling all cotton rag sketchbook lovers, save 10% with these bestseller bundles! They're lovely gift sets for artists with Japanese, Concertina and Wabi Sabi art journals.

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Mentoring for Creatives: it's a magical process!
Mentoring for Creatives: it's a magical process!

March 19, 2024

When you work with a mentor, something magical happens! If you're a creative and you want to expand your practice into the exciting world of book forms, mentoring might be just what you need to take the leap with confidence, clarity and purpose.

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In Her Studio magazine Spring 2024 front cover
The Bookbinder and The Cabin: In Her Studio magazine

February 23, 2024

Reading In Her Studio reminds me how vital it is to have 'a room of one's own' as Virginia Woolf said, no matter how tiny, imperfect or transient. I'm fortunate to now have a dedicated studio, but that wasn't always the case. As I said in the feature...

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