The Idle Bindery
Muswell Hill based Amy Kitcherside is a bookbinder and artist. The Idle Bindery is a culmination of Amy’s life-long passion for illustration, story-telling and the book as a physical form.
Amy loves bookbinding, using traditional techniques and methods that have been used for centuries. Her aim is to always create beautiful, but functional books. She sells a range of handmade albums, notebooks and sketchbooks as well as bookbinding kits which proved popular during the lockdowns. Amy also offers custom binding work and runs beginner workshops on bookbinding.
Amy’s particular interest in photograph albums came about from a simple lack of availability. She wanted a high quality album for a gift and found herself disappointed and uninspired by what was on offer. She decided to make one from scratch and the following year opened The Idle Bindery.
In this increasingly digital age, Amy feels there’s something quite special about printed photographs and a handmade album that you can hold, something to treasure and share with loved ones.
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