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Kate Bowles

Kate Bowles Books

I use traditional, and not so traditional, bookbinding techniques to create hand-bound notebooks and journals, with a particular emphasis on revealing the sewn bindings on the spine of the book. 

My ideas/ inspiration are dictated by the discarded/found materials I use.  I have a love of vintage haberdashery items and papers … things that have little commercial value or status. My aim is to create functional books around them, giving them a new use, value and status. Most importantly, I create books that are to be filled by other people, so the creative process continues when they leave me (that, for me, is probably the best bit). Exposing the stitching on the spine and making it loud and blousy is my nod to women of the binderies in the 1800s. 

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