I stitch each book 100% by hand using linen thread and all acid-free materials for superior and lasting strength. Burdock & Bramble block-printed cover cloth and block-printed end sheets inside make each book a one-of-a-kind, pocket-sized work of art. The front cover of each book measures 3" x 4”. I carve the original designs by hand and print them on a hand-powered letterpress. Inside each book are 190 pages of Mohawk Superfine, excellent paper for drawing or writing. I have 4 different cover themes of books to choose from: Excavator sketchbook, Roller sketchbook, Truck sketchbook, and Mixer sketchbook. Each has the same block print cityscape inside the covers. Send me a private message specifying which one(s) you'd like to purchase.
Hi, I'm Heather, and I run Burdock & Bramble, a printing and hand-bookbinding business in Baltimore. I split my time between making hand-carved, letterpress-printed block prints and teaching public and private book arts classes in and around Baltimore city. I love making books, and even more, I love sharing how to make books. This is my simple approach to binding: everyone can learn to do it, and you can get great results with practice and a basic set of reasonably-priced hand tools. I've been binding for over ten years with students of all ages and from all places, and I'm looking forward to binding with you!
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