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Clamshell Boxes

Clamshell boxes (sometimes known as Solander cases) are book-form cases traditionally used to store precious books, manuscripts, maps, and are often used by archivists and libraries. Our clamshell boxes provide a stunning display element for your albums and books, and also protect their contents from dirt, dust, and light. We make them in all of […]

Slipcases

Our slipcases are five-sided boxes into which you can “slip” your album or book. They add a valuable layer of protection against dirt and dust, and can coordinate nicely with your book’s design. Our slipcases come in five sizes, all the same cloth colors as our albums and books, and can be ordered with or […]

Square Wedding Albums

A Perfectly Sized Album in Many Colors Lately our clients seem to be ordering the 10 x 10 album more than any of our other books. The size is great — big enough to hold multiple 4×6′s per page, yet small enough to fit comfortably on your lap. Below are some of the recent variations […]

Guest Books with Blank Pages

Blank Pages in Guest Books = Creative Guests! Here at HSS we’re big fans of guest books with blank pages. Lines are confining, and usually result in guests signing only their name and address. (Bo-ring!) We find that when guests are faced with a blank page, they often rise to the occasion, writing heartfelt notes […]

Wedding Album with Photo Prints

Photographs Shine in a Handmade Wedding Album We often make blank books here at Hinged Strung Stitched, and leave it up to the client to add their own content. However, we also offer photo mounting services for our handmade albums. Mounted photos give the book a satisfying heft, and look simply beautiful. This album and […]

What about boxes?

When we think about bookbinding, the first thing we think about is often books. But handmade boxes are a wonderful treasure  in their own right. One of our favorite structures, the Clamshell Box, has been used historically to preserve or present documents or photographs. Here at HSS we’ve created clamshells for a variety of purposes. […]

There’s nothing before there’s something

A visitor came into our studio today and we showed them our work. “Does this come smaller?” Yes, we said, we can make that smaller. “Does this come with more pages?” Yes, we can put in as many pages as you like. It occurred to me that they didn’t realize that we make everything from […]

Welcome to our new site!

You may know that Molly of Hinged Strung Stitched has been making gorgeous, handmade books and boxes for years. You may also know that Michelle joined the HSS party back in October. But you may not know what we’ve actually been doing for the past ten months. Well, this is it! (Or at least a BIG […]