Hi y’all! I’m Mychal, and I live in Austin now, but lived up in Portland back in the 90’s, and still miss it every single day! I learned my craft in Venice Italy in 1993 from a bookbinder there after having my journal stolen in Rome. Although I still make books the traditional way I was taught back then, my work has evolved over the years. I now create more unique pieces using a variety of antique architectural hardware pieces as closure mechanisms. The books are meant to be heirlooms, and it gives me incredible joy to know that they are the keepers of family history, of secrets, of dreams, and of grand adventures!