Saturday, 21 February 2009

Almendra: bookbinder

We first spotted Anna's stall on Broadway Market last Saturday but were ill prepared so went back this morning to speak to her and soak up some of the unexpected sunshine!

A Fine Art graduate, Anna makes beautiful fabric-bound notebooks by hand, using only recycled paper and stitching all the pages together herself. They are exquisite enough to inspire any budding novelist. I've never been one for keeping a diary, but having looked at these today I'm beginning to think I should...

She also makes packs of notelets priced at £3.95 each, with butterflies and other intricate designs cut from the pages of newspapers. The small notebooks are £8 each while the larger size is £12.

"As a student I loved stationery and after a period of travelling I decided to make use of my Fine Art skills and do more craft-based stuff. I love being on Broadway Market because it has such a lovely atmosphere and sense of community".
Name: Anna Wiscombe
From: Camden
Is: bookbinder
Brand/label: Almendra

Anna's covetable books are currently only available from her stall on Saturdays at Broadway Market. She can be contacted at

1 comment:

  1. I love the beautiful fabrics that Anna uses for the covers of her notebooks - I particularly like the books that have the unusual cut out designs on some of the inside pages. ( Mandy from Dorset)