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Bound by Hand

Over 20 Beautifully Handcrafted Journals

Erica Ekrem


List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Create a lovely handmade journal that's entirely yours, from the cover to the last word, with this how-to from a talented bookbinding author.

Following the successful Bound comes this stunning collection of journals from designer and artist Erica Ekrem. Ekrem demonstrates how to craft 21 lovely Old-World-style journals, some using repurposed materials and found objects, and provides instructions for making accessories like tassels and adding decorative inking, stamping, and stitching. Each journal is designed for a specific purpose or hobby, and includes inspiring journaling prompts. Create a water-resistant book bound between two river stones, a refillable booklet perfect for a prolific writer, and a nature journal with a strap to throw over your shoulder.

Lark Books (NC), 9781454710554, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

About the Author

Erica Ekrem's work has been featured in DesignSponge, The Royal Society of Literature Review, Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine, and other publications. Her books include Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books (Lark Crafts), and her original clamshell book design, Book of the Sea, was featured in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Paper Show. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest.