1889. Bound in goatskin with inlays of leather and gold tooling.

1726. Bound in calfskin with hand tooling in gold.

Newton's Prinicipa

Bound in full Nigerian goatskin, with inlays of painted leather with blind and gold tooling. (Collection of John G. Delly)

Tea Cup Bindery

The faerie queene

1596. Bound in goatskin with inlays of leather. Finished in gold tooling.

I learned the craft of bookbinding at The Book Restoration Company in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where I trained for 3 years with James Twomey.  I opened the Tea Cup Bindery in 2006. In 2008, I learned the art of marbling with Galen Berry, and now offer hand-marbled papers for use on books and for sale.


Samples of work

my story

shakespeare's sonnets

memoirs of fanny hill

Hand Bookbinding and Restoration

Email Carolyn@teacupbindery.com to discuss your book project, or to request a speaking engagement or class.

Cary Suneja, MA, MLS, bookbinder and owner, Tea Cup Bindery

N53W15958 Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls WI 53051

Carolyn@teacupbindery.com or 262-391-9612

Specializing in traditional leather bindings, designed bindings, marbled paper, and the restoration of antiquarian books.

Watch the Field Notes video featuring Cary marbling HERE

Watch the Field Notes process video: the Thistle marbling pattern


There are currently no bookbinding or marbling classes scheduled, but check back as art studios in the Milwaukee area begin to reopen.

I'll be demonstrating steps of the bookbinding process at MSOE's Lost Arts Festival on October 9th, 2021, with a limited number of books and marbled paper products for sale.