If you spend all 12 months on the Cape like I do, you get the honor of being a “year round resident”. You take the good – beautiful summers – with the bad – frosty desolate winters where everything is closed early, and darnit, that’s how you like it!
The winters are a great time for crafting though, and I spend a lot of my time binding books by hand when the days are short and selling at craft fairs during the summer time. I also teach bookbinding classes locally (sign up for my newsletter at the right over there if you’re interested in hearing about new classes!) especially during the winter months.
I create all of my work with my own hands – the book covers are hand cut, the pages hand folded and the books are sewn together with my own two hands! I enjoy breathing life into an ancient craft (going back thousands of years!) and putting my own colorful, whimsical spin on it.
In March of 2011 I started my own stationery line called Concertina Press – I design vintage style nautical invitations and stationery. Check out my Concertina Press Etsy Shop and my Concertina Press blog, too.
Want to contact me?
Ruth (at!) RuthBleakley (dot!) com
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