I’m an avid Coptic-stitch bookbinder and lover of paper arts. I run bookbinding retreats and workshops both through FuenteCo and privately, am available for private bookbinding parties for adults and teens, and love taking commissions for one-of-a-kind hand-bound books.

Upcoming Events


Private Bookbinding Party

If you have any questions about hiring me for a private bookbinding party, whether for a group of your friends or for your kid’s birthday (12-16), drop me a line at layla.albedawi @

Commission a Hand-bound Book

I frequently take commissions for journals, guest books, sketch books, and more. If you want me to make you your own one-of-a-kind book, drop me a line at layla.albedawi @ Prices start at $20 for pocket journals, with most 6″x9″ journals landing around $28-40, depending on thickness and paper choices.


These are just a few examples of books I’ve made in the past for myself and others.