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  1. Free Shipping at Herringbone Bindery Etsy – Celebrate National Read a Book Day

    September 5, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    Just in time for the school year, grab yourself a new journal or notepad. Celebrate the book this weekend for National Read a Book Day at my Herringbone Bindery Etsy shop and receive free shipping on all orders of $10 or more. Just enter code: READABOOK10 at checkout. Have a wonderful and book-worthy weekend.

  2. Giveaway – Flash of the Hand Turns 2!!

    July 11, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    Flash of the Hand turns 2 today! Working on this blog has brought me close to so many wonderful and talented bookbinders and artists. The comments and compliments I receive have been so thoughtful and encouraging. To show my appreciation to all of you wonderful supporters, I’m giving away 2 mini notebooks to 2 lucky winners.


    To be eligible to enter, all you need to do is comment on this post saying you did the following:
    – Like Herringbone Bindery on Facebook
    – Write a comment on any post in the blog (make sure to include the link to the post you commented on)
    Subscribe to the blog

    Giveaway ends on July 18th (12:00am EST). Winners will be contacted via email, so don’t forget to include your email address.

    Thanks everyone! I’m looking forward to the next year of blogging.

  3. Celebrate The One Year Anniversary of My Etsy Shop With This Offer

    March 14, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    March 15th marks the first anniversary of the Herringbone Bindery Etsy Shop. All items will be marked 15% off in celebration and just in time to make room for a whole new collection! 

    Browse through a selection of blank journals in various sizes, leather bound notebooks and bookbinding kits. 

  4. Herringbone Bindery Etsy introduces Kits

    December 3, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Bookbinding kits are now available at the Herringbone Bindery Etsy shop. These particular kits supply the materials and instructions to bind your own blank flatback journal. Each kit includes paste paper made right here in the bindery with five different patterns available. 


    1. 6 signatures for text block
    2. 2 colored endpaper folios
    3. 2 covers and 1 spine piece
    4. 1 piece of bookcloth
    5. 2 sheets of decorative paper
    6. headband material
    7. 1 piece of mull
    8. 1 needle and thread
    9. 1 piece of linen sewing tapes
    10. 1 punching jig
    11. 1 set of instructions

    The instructions were written, designed and illustrated by me. They are easy to follow for any skill level and each page includes helpful drawings to illustrate those more tricky steps.

    See the first 3 pages below: 


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  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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