Orkney Vibes Handcrafted Books

Michelle Ireson

Notebooks have always been my guilty pleasure, but it was moving to Orkney that gave me the opportunity to learn traditional bookbinding skills. Surrounded by the beauty of Orkney and so many inspiring creative folk, my bookbinding practice developed into the products I create.

From the cutting and folding of the carefully selected paper to the stitching of the spine; from the step-by-step making of the covers to the pressing of the completed book, each process builds towards the final creation – a handcrafted notebook, journal, sketchbook or photo album. I take great pride in my work and aim to make my books practical enough to use and precious enough to treasure.

I am always happy to discuss custom orders or you can visit my website for a link to browse the current stock in my online shop.