The studio will be closed from 19 to 30 July for a library conservation trip. Orders placed during this time will be posted on 2 August.
The studio will be closed from 19 to 30 July for a library conservation trip. Orders placed during this time will be posted on 2 August.
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Testimonials

perfect bindings hand bound sketchbook with open pages

 

HAND BOUND BOOKS

'A unique, delicate, personal and beautifully made gift for a cotton wedding anniversary. It will be filled with thoughts, photos and memories over the coming years and can be looked back on by our children in years to come. Thank you Megan for your stunning work. Something different which fit the bill perfectly!' Richard

 

'Beautiful books, beautifully made with lovely papers. Megan sent my order promptly and kept in touch to ensure I received them on time as I was sending on to my daughter in Australia. Cannot speak highly enough of the customer service and quality of goods, thank you Megan.' Jane

 

'Megan created an immaculate hand bound book for me. Beautifully made, on budget and on time - great service - highly recommended.' Liz

 
'Thank you for the very fast dispatch! The book is beautifully made and I love the way the marbled paper is inset in the cover. The pages inside are very good quality and perfect for watercolour. Now all I have to do is think of some brilliant projects! Many thanks for your expert craftsmanship.' Linda

 

'Eagerly awaited, the two concertina books arrived beautifully packaged. The books themselves are exquisitely made and a joy to handle and look at. I cannot fault the work in any way and will recommend widely. These are things to treasure in their own right.' Phil

 
'I bought a large sketchbook as a gift for my daughter who has just returned from Asia to use as a travel journal, I wanted her to have something special to record lovely memories. My daughter is delighted with the book which will be a poignant journal for her to look back on and smile later in her life. I would wholeheartedly recommend Megan to others who want a special book, they are simply beautiful.' Annie    

 

'Two exquisite sketchbooks from Megan. What a delight - so lovely to look at as well as hold, I can’t wait to find the right projects for these perfectly lovely books. Absolutely superb quality and so lovely to handle too. They looked lovely in the online shop, but they are exquisite in reality - beautifully made and gorgeously tactile. They will be a joy to work in.' Carol  
 
'Receiving my handmade books from Megan was a treat in every way. Delivery was swift, and the books were so beautifully packaged that I was reluctant to open them. Both were beautifully crafted from gorgeous materials chosen and combined to produce books that are a joy to hold and use. I will be using my books to take notes when out and about researching two local history projects. I would recommend Megan’s books to anyone for both the quality of the product and the excellent service.' Kim   

 

'I have just received my little blue book from Perfect Bindings. It arrived swiftly, delivery charge free by first class post. The lovely soft goatskin product was attractively wrapped in tissue with a friendly card of thanks. The way it was packed carried through the thought and professionalism of the product. I recommend a Perfect Bindings book as a perfect gift.' Sandy 

 

"Friday night doodles in a lovely handmade book made by Megan Stallworthy which I totally kidded myself I was buying as a ‘nice present’ (as buying presents is always allowed). I often find handmade books daunting… something I shouldn’t /can’t mark else it will be ruined, but I went right ahead marking this one as mine. It's a beautiful book. I’ve been in a creative funk for a while so thank you for providing me the medium I needed to have some fun!" Bess 

 

 
TEACHING
'I'd been following a really good guide to bookbinding during lockdown, (which Megan had recommended) and I made a very good start, but I had a few little difficulties. A one hour zoom tutorial with Megan really helped me. Megan patiently explained where I was going wrong, suggested different materials and methods to those I was using, and did a very clear demonstration, which she kindly recorded so now I can watch it again when I inevitably forget the details as I don't bind books very often. It was a pleasure to learn from Megan. She is really generous with her advice from years of experience. I would recommend her to anyone - whether a bookbinder who wants to hone their skills, or a complete beginner.' Abigail

  

'I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for providing such professional and enjoyable workshops.  I spoke with Natalie earlier and she can’t speak highly enough of the quality of your work and the way you deliver the workshops.' Emma, NHS Art for Life    

 

'Just a quick email to thank you so very much for a really interesting and absorbing day on Saturday. I very much enjoyed it and it has rekindled something from my past. Thank you for your patience and gentle manner.' Jane  

 

'It was a brilliant day and just what I needed.' Maggie  

 

'Thank you so much for such a fantastic afternoon… So lovely to be able to learn more with you. '
Miranda

 

'It was a great day. Ended the day feeling quite excited and ready to have a go at home. Was amazed and impressed by your organisation and professionalism.' Delia

 

'I've had two wonderful Zoom sessions with Megan. I had done some bookbinding before a long, long time ago so this was perfect for helping me dust off long forgotten knowledge and get back into the flow again. Megan was incredibly generous with her time, knowledge and resources and I've been practicing everything she taught me. What's especially great is that the sessions can be tailored to cover anything you want, from a Q&A session to a complete follow along tutorial on a specific topic.  Thank you Megan for helping me get back into this wonderful craft.'
Mary

 

perfect bindings bookbinding workshop at Salcombe art club