roberts design

Book Arts & Leather Goods

Handmade Books & Leather Goods

Hand Bookbinding is a living craft, a process of physically assembling a book from paper sheets that are folded together into sections. The sections are then sewn and bound together along one edge with thread through the folds. The bound sections are then either wrapped in a flexible cover or attached to stiff boards, with a variety of covering material from leather to cloth and paper covers.

I work with paper, leather and other materials to make albums, diaries, travel books and custom made items at my studio ‘Black Toad’. If you would like further information please get in touch. I also make leather items, including belts, wallets, bags and custom made items all made by hand. Please get in touch for more information.

Hand bound books
L/R: The Heart of a Humument – Tom Phillips; The Milky Way – Poems 1967-1982, Jon Anderson; The Black Leather Jacket – Mick Farren.