De Beauvoir Christmas FairI

If you are in Islington this weekend, please pop by and see me, there will be lots of lovely things to buy and lots of Christmas presents.

I will be selling my handmade books, cards and prints.

Hope to see you there.

De Beauvoir Fair

 

Spitalfields Market

I’ll be at Spitalfields Market this Saturday (19th October) as part of the Designers Makers stalls. There will be prints, illustrations, greeting cards and hand made books for sale, so if you are in the area please pop by and say hello, browse and maybe even buy an early Christmast present!

FLYER joint low res

Handmade books – Walks through great cities

Having just finished the last of a set of three handmade books based on cities (available to buy now from the shop) I thought it would be good to give more of an insight into how they came about.

They are a collaboration between my husband, Jon, and me. Jon pens the words and I produce the illustrations and construct and bind the books by hand. The books are constructed from a single sheet of 200gsm A4 paper with a card cover.

London, Paris, New York

London, Paris and New York

Each book takes the tone of a couple walking through a city reflecting on aspects of a relationship. The trilogy started with London – this first book hints at the serendipity of meeting that one special person amongst a city of millions. The second book, based in Paris, reflects on how time spent discovering a special city with a loved one is to be cherished and not rushed. Finally, the New York book is about remembering to nurture a relationship, to value how a relationship develops and ensuring it is not taken for granted.

There is just a touch of melancholy about them. Hopefully they convey something of the fragile vitality of a relationship.

Each book works equally well independently or as a lovely little trio. I have also made a box for the set of three which I’m really pleased with. The box also reflects the three cities in its construction.

London, Paris, New York

Set of three handmade books. ‘Walks through great cities’

Hopefully people will enjoy owning them as much as we’ve enjoyed making them!

Inspired: London – A Guide to Handmade in London

I am very excited to be included in the Inspired: London – A Guide to Handmade in London book, which is being launched on the 10th and 11th November. It will be available to buy from We Make London and also from selected bookshops.