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NEW: Mohawk Superfine Paper

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Susan Green | 0 comments

After sampling, testing and frankly - stroking - many different types of paper from some of the world's best paper mills, I've selected Mohawk as the new standard for BOUND, because no other paper has the same reputation for quality, consistency and uniformity.

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Bookbinding Workshops in Dorset

Posted on October 09, 2016 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Book Binding Workshops in Dorset with Susan GreenI had an exciting time with my bookbinding groups this year. They learned to make several Japanese stab bindings, several ways to bind journals and notebooks and fascinating folded book forms. The names of bindings are often intriguing and invite exploration on that basis alone: Noble binding, Hemp Leaf; Turkish Map Fold; Quarter Cloth…

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Exhibitions: Book Arts Round Up

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Art Park Space Altered Books Exhibition curated by Laura Joy for Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe on Boscombe seafront.

There seems to have been a flurry of interesting altered books, artists books and bookbinding activity lately in Dorset and beyond. Here's a round up:

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Exhibitions: Purbeck Art Weeks 2015

Posted on August 01, 2015 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Purbeck Arts Weeks Boilerhouse Gallery and Corfe Castle Pottery handmade books by Dorset bookbinder Susan Green BOUND BY HAND

On Saturday I took advantage of a sunny afternoon and drove down to the Purbecks to visit Corfe Castle as I'm showing some work in The Boilerhouse Gallery for Purbeck Art Weeks.

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Shop Dorset Mini Journal Giveaway

Posted on June 05, 2015 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Shop Dorset - the one stop directory for everything good that's made in Dorset - is hosting a giveaway of a pair of my Lemon & Pink Mini Journals. Click the link to enter before the end of June. Thanks to Lindsay at Shop Dorset! 

And if you can't wait or don't want to leave it to fate, you can also buy these and more super colourful, cheerful handmade leather Mini Journals here

NEW GIVEAWAY! This month, Shop Dorset are offering a pair of colourful Mini Journals as an exquisite giveaway gift...

Posted by Shop Dorset on Thursday, 4 June 2015
 

 

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Bookbinding Evening Class in Dorset

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Susan Green | 0 comments

UPDATE: The Spring course is fully booked, but I will be running it again in the Autumn, on Thursday evenings starting 10th September, all the details are as below. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

I'll be teaching a 6 week Bookbinding evening class on Thursdays 7-9 pm starting 30th April at Artisan Community Art Studio, Moordown in Dorset. There is space for just 8 participants, so please book early. Booking details are below.

Is it for me? The course is suitable for beginners or those with a little experience. If you enjoy making and working with your hands, want to make your own notebooks, or are curious about how to bind your own writing or artwork, this course is for you. You are welcome to come if you've previously attended the one-day bookbinding course run by myself and Laura Joy. I will be revisiting some of the bindings you made then as well as introducing you to new book forms, so it's a great opportunity to finesse your skills and expand your creative practice.

What will I be doing? you’ll make folded and sewn book forms including softcover and hardcover bindings you can use as a journal, sketchbook, portfolio or display album. You'll be working in a friendly atmosphere with others who want to learn, to share knowledge and skills and enjoy. 

What shall I bring? I provide all tools, although you are welcome to bring your own favourites. Materials will be provided, but please also bring your own interesting papers to cover your books, such as quality wrapping paper, your own artwork, plant fibre paper, pages from old magazines, maps & books (the larger the better, but bring what you have and we can discuss what you might like to use during the course). 

Where? Artisan Community Art Studio, 1005 Wimborne Road, Moordown, Bournemouth BH9 2BS. Known as 'First Point Plus', the venue is opposite the Holly Tree Pub - please come down the slope, entrance on the right.  

Date: Thursdays, commencing April 30th

Time: 7-9 pm (please arrive 5-10 minutes early for a prompt start).

Cost: £60 for six 2 hour sessions. Please note the Autumn course is £80 as it will run an extra half hour per week, from 6:30 - 9 pm.

Getting there by car: limited parking is available to the rear of the venue, drive down the slope, past the entrance on the right and continue around the back. Blue Badge holders can park next to the venue's entrance on the right. Further on-street parking is available. 

Getting there by bus: routes 4 and 2, alternatively route number 5 bus stops are 10 minutes walk away.

Facilities: Toilets are available in the venue and tea / coffee making facilities within the workshop. The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

To book: download the booking form (workshop title is Bookbinding Evening Class) and return it to Pauline Stanley who runs the venue. Alternatively call Pauline on 07729 829 209 or email paulinelstanley@icloud.com

I look forward to seeing you there!

Susan

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Make Your White Wedding Green

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Inspirational weddings, a celebration of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and a dare to be different feature with steampunk style are all featured in Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride 2015 edition. There's also a guide to making your white wedding as green as possible.

From choosing a vintage dress and tableware, an eco-friendly venue or turning an old family heirloom into a new wedding ring, Bride has lots of ideas, with a particular focus on using locally-sourced produce and products.

Which is where I come in - if you're a bride planning your big day in Dorset, Wiltshire or Hampshire, get in touch with me to discuss your options for a Wedding Guest Book bound in leather, and Mini Journal favours for your bridesmaids and guests.

You can choose an off-the-peg Guest Book in White & Neutral or ask me to a create a perfectly bespoke, personalised book to co-ordinate with your colour scheme and to print your names and wedding date on the frontspage. 

My thanks to Heidi Watson, images copyright © 2015 Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride magazine

Shop the Ready to Ship collection or view your Bespoke options.

Susan

e: info@boundbyhand.co.uk  t: 07748 759 371

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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.

 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
Miniature Journals

96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Simple Wrap Journals

60 pages of 130 gsm paper

 One Size 6 inches or 148 mm approx.  4.5 inches or 108 mm approx. 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Paperback Notebooks

With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape