An accessible collection of creative bookbinding projects using different techniques for cutting and folding as well as stitches such as ladder, string of pearls and chain. Projects include The Slit Book, A Concertina with Pockets and Multi-Section Softback, which can then be developed further to create unique and personal handmade notebooks, books and keepsakes that are not only fun and satisfying to make, but also make wonderful gifts.
So whether you have already tried your hand at bookbinding or are a complete beginner, let Rachel's knowledge and passion inspire you to explore the many possibilities of bookart.
Drawing her inspiration from remote landscapes, typography, shorelines, flea-markets and remarkable literary cities, book artist rachel hazell takes people on creative journeys, making books and unfolding stories. Home is the city of Edinburgh and the small Hebridean island of Iona. With The Travelling Bookbinder, she holds bookart workshops across the world, from a palazzo in Venice to a library on Nantucket. Her online courses, PaperLove and BookLove enable people, regardless of location, to develop ideas, imagination and technical skill.
Rachel Hazell is a book and paper artist based in Edinburgh with over 15 years' experience in leading people on creative journeys. She has held creative workshops around the world, including Scotland and Italy and is regularly commissioned for projects such as large-scale installations for shops and galleries. Her online course, Paper Love, was launched in 2014 to enable people to develop their skills and ideas remotely.