Handbound Journals

My first hand-bound journals used a simple Japanese folio binding stitch I learned from my husband, Frank. We wanted something that didn't obscure the paper being used for covers and end papers. The technique left a knot and loose ends in the middle of the spine that I incorporated into the ornamentation--tying on a good-luck coin or semi-precious stone bead. I made these 100-page journals for a number of years, but have sinced branched out into a number of other styles, particularly favoring an open-spine Coptic stitch binding that allows the journal to lie completely flat when in use.

My Journals are very versatile, perfect for your poetry, prose, wit or wisdom. Use them as travel diaries, sketchbooks, notebooks, wedding guest books or gift records, or just to rekindle your romance with the hand-written word.