Beautiful Hand-bound Journals

I create beautiful hand bound books because I believe that your words are worth it!

The books I create are perfect for journals, but they also make lovely diaries, sketchbooks and photograph albums!!

The covers are original cyanotype prints, which I create using wildflowers, sunshine and a little bit of alchemy! I use Coptic stitching to bind the books together, which means that the books lie completely flat when opened, making them perfect for journaling or sketching. See details here in the gallery.

Each book is unique and made entirely by hand, using recycled, handmade and ethically sourced materials.

Cyanotype commission in progress

Commissions

Do you need a special book for a special occasion or for a special person?

Do you need a special book just especially for you??

I would love to create that special journal for you. I have created journals using small businesses’ brand colours (though bear in mind there will still be a lot of blue, such is the nature of cyanotypes!!), with particular flowers, and in particular formats and sizes.

Click the button below if you’d like to discuss your special book with me.

Journal with coptic binding by Lizzie Dewey

Journalling Resources

Journaling can be transformational.

It’s a gateway into who you really are and how you really feel.

It’s a place to play and a place to get down to some serious work.

Check out this blog post to find out more about how writing a journal can help you to right your life.

You can subscribe to my newsletter to receive more hints and tips on how to get started and how to keep going. Just click the button below.

If you would like to join me in a safe space, where you can share your journaling thoughts with other women on the same journey, then please come and join my Women Who Wonder … A Journaling Journey Facebook group.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SORT OF PAPER IS USED FOR THE PAGES?

I use recycled cartridge paper for the pages which has a wonderful texture, and it’s all hand torn to size by me.
The paper is 140gsm in the standard journals so is perfect for journaling or sketching. Heavier weight paper or card of at least 220gsm is used for the photograph albums and sketchbooks.

I SAY THAT MY BUSINESS IS ECO-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE … HOW DO I MEET THESE CRITERIA?

I use recycled and sustainably sourced materials wherever possible.

My books are environmentally friendly … the paper for the pages is recycled, made mainly from old coffee cups. The paper for the covers is handmade and ethically sourced. I use Irish Linen Thread to bind the books together. I use small, independent businesses to source my materials.

WHY DOES THE WORK I DO NEED TO EXIST IN THE WORLD??

Because we are allowed to treasure our words, because they are special.
Because we get to leave a legacy for our daughters and granddaughters.
Because the world needs beautiful books!

WHO SHOULD BUY MY JOURNALS?

Women seeking clarity about themselves.

Women seeking creativity in their every day life.

Women who have been stuck/abused/neglected/suffocated/stifled/ dominated.

Women who are ready to break free of negative beliefs.

Women who are ready to say, I have a voice, I count.

Women who want to explore their creativity.

Women who are trying to find their purpose.

Women who want to live more mindfully.

Women who have spent their lives taking care of others and who know it’s time to start taking care of themselves.

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