I find myself spending more time Instagram than Pinterest these days. Don’t get me wrong, I still use Pinterest and have over 7,000 pins but often the links are old, broken and you’re not able to find the original creator of the work in the pin. Instagram is more immediate. You can see what people are doing/making right now and it’s easier to engage with makers directly.
So, I’m creating a series of posts that highlight some of my favorite Instagrammers starting with those that make books. Enjoy!
I get such a thrill when Michelle Skiba of Three Trees Bindery posts one of her stunning wooden books. If you have a special occasion coming up, check out her Etsy store.
Crystal Shaulis is behind Lake Michigan Lake Press and she creates a range of beautiful coptic stitched books which sells through her online store.
Debra Francis creates beautiful one-of-a-kind books using unique materials, such as fur, ceramic and wood. She is also the creator of the Stone Diary Project, which I featured in last week’s newsletter.
London based Old English Bindery is a four generation business run by the Smart family. Their instagram feed is full of fascinating videos and photos of the different stages of book restoration.
Mari Buso is the Queen of Recycling! Her fun Instagram feed is filled with books created from recycled packaging ranging from cheese boxes to candy bars.
New Zealand artist, Michelle Mooney’s books make my heart sing! Their vintage vibe is just up my alley and lucky for us she sells them on Etsy.
Over to you….who did I miss? Please leave your favorite bookmaking Instagrammers in the comments below. Or if you post your books on Instagram and I haven’t found you yet, feel free to link too.