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Graphic Design Portfolio

Portfolio for Portland Design Student We recently completed a portfolio for Chloe Fields, a local design student. She wanted something that complemented her work and gave her sophomore design portfolio a polished look. We think the simplicity of the portfolio design really lets her work shine. And shine it does! This gal is going places. […]

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 […]

Bookbinding Class

Learning to make books at HSS Yesterday we had the pleasure of teaching bookbinding to a wonderful group from Wieden+Kennedy (graciously hosted by Yahoo). We made a sewn text block that attached to the decorative cover via ribbons sewn onto the spine. Here are some of the steps we went through to make the books: Class […]

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 […]