Naomi is a Shropshire based bookbinder. She has 10 years’ experience, having been trained in, and worked at, a UK hand bindery. Naomi now runs Briar Rose Books and offers a wide range of binding services, from slipcases and solander boxes to rebinds, new custom made photo albums and guest books. She especially enjoys rescuing damaged novels and poetry books. Naomi organises workshops for individuals, schools and craft groups to promote bookbinding knowledge, as well as providing demonstrations to introduce and educate children and adults about bookbinding.
QEST allowed Naomi to enhance her skills and learn new techniques such as applying leather effects and dyeing, creating endbands and finishing techniques. Her new skills will go towards creating contemporary fine bindings.