I live on the west side of Shetland with my husband & four children on a small croft. We moved here in November of 2003 from Hertfordshire in England. I count myself as extremely lucky, Shetland is a beautiful place to bring up children & I wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else.
I came across book binding quite by chance. An evening class had just started at my local school & my Husband suggested I go. It would be a great way to meet new people. I was made to feel welcome as soon as I walked through the door & every week our Teacher, Mary Fraser, nurtured & inspired us to make great new books. She has become a great friend & partner in crime! We now sell our books at local craft events, even at outlets off the Island.
Most of the books that I sell are Medieval Bound, which use no glue but are very robust. They are entirely handcrafted here in Shetland, employing traditional bookbinding methods. Folding, cutting, gluing & pressing. Using - acid free papers, silk headbands and linen threads, where needed.
I use Leather, Suede & even Fish Skin, including Salmon, Perch, Wolf Fish & Stingray. You too can now be the owner of a unique & special Shetland book or just treat a friend.
For that unique & more unusual gift……
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