Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Makers in Business With Liz Smith Ep 203 Melissa Chao of To Boldly Fold

Melissa Chao of To Boldly Fold makes exquisite blank books by hand. She meticulously folds and tears paper then sews the pages together and creates covers for sketchbooks and journals that artists treasure. Learn how she came to be a bookbinder and what her business model is in such a niche market.

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  1. Another very nice interview, Liz! :-] And Melissa's Etsy shop is very nice too!

  2. This was such an interesting interview !
    I knew nothing about doing bookbinding by hand, a rare skill. I am so glad you know all these great makers, all different, all amazing.

    Melissa's books are exquisite.