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Sonya Sheats – Bookbinder

Sonya is a local bookbinder who does some absolutely stunning work. Not knowing anything about bookbinding I won’t try to describe it other than to say everything she showed me was “really cool” and “virtually flawless”. Sonya was trained under master binders in France and works in both contemporary and classic styles out of her studio in Somerville (or maybe Cambridge… I’ll claim her for Somerville).

After discussing ideas for business cards over the summer, a design was settled on and these cards were printed. Black ink on 160lb Mohawk Antique Vellum Milkweed stock. I’ve printed a few projects on this stock recently with much success, the 160lb weight takes a great impression but isn’t so thick that you need a separate fanny pack to carry your business cards in.

For examples of Sonya’s work check out www.sonyasheats.com.


Just got the heads up that our talented friend Athena has just restocked her etsy store. If you’re looking for a great holiday gift, her hand-bound journals are the perfect choice. You never have to worry about getting somebody a book they already read if it doesn’t have any words in it!

For those that prefer their books to include printed content, stay on the lookout for an Applescruffs/Repeat Press collaboration in the future.