Valerie Wheeler

I create individually made handbound books and journals that are a joy to handle and to use for words, notes, lists, sketches, thoughts and dreams. 

I enjoy developing new ideas for enhancing traditional binding techniques and am particularly interested in forms of exposed spine stitching. It is the attention to detail that absorbs me, in the complete construction, covering and binding of a book.

The colours, textures and growth patterns in the natural world provide me with so much inspiration. I spend time matching the colours and materials of the book to the leather, fabric or photographic images used for covers, and working the colours and textures of papers, threads and embellishments together in a book.

Springfields, Station Road, Pulham St Mary, Diss IP21 4QQ

Tel: 07570 453601