Bookbinder Megan Stallworthy

About me

I studied Bookbinding in Brighton over 30 years ago, and moved back to the West Country to set up my business. I have been making and repairing books and teaching bookbinding ever since.

Working from my studio in the small West Somerset town of Wiveliscombe, I make sketchbooks and notebooks by hand using traditional bookbinding techniques and archival materials, with a contemporary feel. I teach workshops in traditional and contemporary bookbinding, and work with artists, designers and photographers making books.

My approach

Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of paper, linen and leather, I aim to make books that feel calm and subtle, brought to life by areas of colour, pattern or texture. The tactile nature of a book is also important to me; there is something so magical about the feel of a book in your hands and the movement of the turning pages. My books are practical, made to be used and to last.

When not making books I can often be found reading them, or walking in the hills and woods of Exmoor.

Handmade sketchbooks

Stockists and memberships

You can buy the books here in my shop, and also at MAKE Southwest in Bovey Tracey and the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford.

I'm a selected member of MAKE Southwest and the Crafts Council and Find a Maker directories, and a member of Heritage Crafts and the Society of Bookbinders.