The Bound to Stitch studio is in Kings Worthy, just 3 miles from the centre of Winchester, Hampshire. The studio opened in early 2019 but has been running since 2017, when operated from a studio loft conversion in Lymington.
The spacious Bound to Stitch studio is conveniently situated on the ground floor and is very well-equipped for crafting.
Bookbinding and paper crafts
The bookbinding equipment includes a guillotine capable of trimming thick book blocks up to A3 size, a professional board chopper as well nipping, laying and finishing presses. There is a also a tub and plough. All the hand tools required for bookbinding are available apart from those for hand tooling. There are facilities for letterpress, lino and other relief printing techniques as well as all the kit and kaboodle for paper-making, including a Hollander Beater.
Stitching and fabric crafts
On the textile side I enjoy creative embroidery, often combining hand and machine work and I have several electric sewing machines, an overlocker and an embellisher. I experiment with a whole range of materials from recycled cloth, paper and leather and use a variety of techniques to add colour and texture to my work.
The semi-industrial air-cooled laser cutter, with a 600mm by 458mm bed, is housed in a separate room as it is noisy and smelly. It offers studio users fabulous opportunities to use digital design to cut, etch and engrave a whole range of materials as well as the ability to produce unique printing blocks and stencils.