Hello and welcome to Lotus Blu book art.
A small artisan bindery based in Thornton West Yorkshire, England providing an eclectic range of handmade book art services for all occasions, customised wedding photo albums and guest books, keepsake journals, memory albums and unique hotel visitors books, with an olde worldly look.
I like to make books that look like they have been around for a long time; from days of olde, time-worn pieces. Each hand bound book has a high design whimsical element about them, they are essentially keepsakes made for treasured memories, not something that should be hidden away, but instead displayed, loved and maybe passed on.
In an age of mass production of machine bound books, I strive to stay true to the tradition of simple hand bound bookbinding techniques, a process that requires a few basic hand tools and lots of imagination. My style is quite eclectic, heavily influenced by my travels, my South Asian and English heritage, my love of tribal folk art, nature and antique books. Each book involves many stages of creativity from hand block printing, painting, distressing and dying paper to making the covers and binding the pages. Only the best quality material is used along with beautiful acid free paper made from sustainable forests or handmade eco-friendly cotton rag paper which has a lovely texture and natural deckled edge.
If you are looking for a keepsake book for a special occasion do get in touch using the contact form above, I love working closely with my customers who are looking for something a little different, whether it's to document a wedding, holiday memories, baby's first milestones or a journal for artists or writers, Knowing people across the world are cherishing something I have made with my hands gives me an immense sense of joy.
Moneeza Khan [Book Artist / Bookbinder]
My love of photography led me to making journals and photo albums to document my travels some 25 years ago when I worked as a product designer for a family run business which enabled me to travel through South Asia and beyond sourcing handmade crafts, vintage textiles and rugs. It was during this enriching period in my life that I discovered the art of bookbinding. I have since been exploring this rare trade as an art form.