on natural themes
from personal prose
& classical poetry.
& protect your books, prints, photographic portfolios & most treasured objects.
An honor system
craft shed full of book
crafts, knit wearables
& whimsical creatures.
Passing on binding
techniques & the joy
of playing with paper.
Tucked in the heart of MidCoast Maine, Mermaid Bindery offers original Artist Books, as well as Book Binding & Box Building services for
fellow creators, Handmade Crafts in
the shed, and Workshops designed for many communities.
Showing an early interest in the book arts, Joelle had the good fortune to learn from many talents in the field.
She began her career providing binding support in other's studios. In 2000, she earned a certificate degree from the Iowa Center for the Book, then home to set up her own studio.
For many years, Mermaid Bindery traveled throughout the state, selling at craft fairs, while continuing to bind for clients at home.
More recently, Joelle has transitioned away from craft shows towards teaching & creating her artist books. Combining her forty years of collected binding techniques with her love of philosophy, nature, writing and sculpture.
Mermaid Bindery I Westport Island, Maine I mermaidlady @ gwi . net I Please email to join my mailing list.