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

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Heritage Craftsmanship

Hello, my name is Susan Green. Since 2008 I've made finely crafted books bound with traditional skills and meticulous attention to detail. I now work from the studio in the garden of my home in Dorset on the south coast of England.

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. My Memory and Wedding Guest Books, Sketchbooks and Journals are designed with simplicity, refinement and tactile enjoyment in mind. With an eye to making heirlooms for future generations, all materials and techniques are archival.

I'm a selected member of Find a Maker by CRAFTFestival, "a curated collection of the finest makers working in Britain today" and the Crafts Council Directory. I'm also a member of the Heritage Crafts Association. I'm extremely proud to make books for heritage, hospitality and design clients, as well as thousands of individuals and families across the world.

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Personalised Leather Memory & Wedding Guest Books

Are you planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary, throwing a retirement party or commemorating a special person? A personalised Memory Book or Wedding Guest Book is the perfect way to make memories. My bespoke service is also available for leather Journals and Sketchbooks, ideal as a special gift for your beloved's birthday.

You can choose your own colour combination and have a special dedication printed on the titlepage to personalise your book. You might prefer a guest book to collect handwritten contributions, or a memory book designed specifically for sticking in inclusions such as photographs, cards and loose leaves.

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. There are no hidden costs and I welcome no-obligation enquiries.

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Worldwide Delivery

UK orders deliver free using Royal Mail tracked and / or signed for services for your peace of mind. I also ship worldwide with standard and express options (any international shipping overages will be reimbursed).

With a commitment to sustainability, your orders are well-protected with packaging that you can reuse, recycle or home-compost as you prefer.

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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Find A Maker Week: an introduction to bookbinder Susan Green
Find A Maker Week: an introduction to bookbinder Susan Green

April 30, 2024

Hello, have we met before? I am deeply passionate about using tactile natural materials to create honourable, safe spaces for your most precious memories, hopes and dreams, and creative explorations whether in written or visual form.

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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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