A book is the perfect gift at Christmas and we have some special hand bound books at Bearwood Handmade on 19th November.
The Eloise Bindery is a small bookbinding studio based in Birmingham, UK, established in 2013 by Eloise Lee.
Eloise is passionate about creating beautifully bound books that are designed to be filled to the brim with ideas, memories and creativity. The books are made using a variety of traditional techniques, complimented by colourful, contemporary designs. The books are perfect for drawing, writing, painting, traveling and scrap-booking. Eloise specialises in exposed spine bindings, as she believes the stitching is too pretty to hide!
Eloise’s product range includes sketchbooks, journals, notebooks, guest books, photo albums, cards, gift tags, stickers and other stationery items. Her client base include artists, writers, and prospective brides and grooms.
All the books are cut, folded, glued, pressed and sewn by hand. Eloise’s photographs form the designs for the bindery’s stationery, and it is all printed in house. Eloise occasionally uses handmade felt covers for her books, the felt is made using a wet felting technique with dyed merino wool.