Kate Bowles

Kate Bowles

Kate Bowles ia an artist who lives and works in West Yorkshire. She creates handbound books using assorted recycled materials with an emphasis on revealing the sewn bindings on the spine of the book.

Her  ideas/ inspiration are dictated by the discarded/found materials that she uses. She has a love of vintage haberdashery items and papers, natural dyes and embroidery  … things that have little commercial value or status. Her aim is to create functional books around them, giving them a new use, value and status. Most importantly, she creates books that are to be filled by other people, so that the creative process continues when they leave her  ("that, for me, is probably the best bit").
Exposing the stitching on the spine and making it loud and blousy is her nod to women of the binderies in the 1800s.
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Tiny 'Darned Heart' Notebook

Tiny 'Darned Heart' Notebook

Kate Bowles

£12.00

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Medium 'Darned Heart' Notebook

Medium 'Darned Heart' Notebook

Kate Bowles

£22.00

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