my story

Family Bible

shakespeare's sonnets

These 19th century Bibles are family heirlooms, and often in need of cleaning and repair.  The board on the left above has been cleaned and restored.

The mystery of edwin drood

I designed this binding for a set of original etchings for Dickens' Drood, which were later mounted onto the pages. Full goatskin with goatskin inlays and gold tooling.


Cary Suneja, bookbinder and owner, Tea Cup Bindery

N53W15958 Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls WI 53051

Carolyn@teacupbindery.com or 262-391-9612

Hand Bookbinding and Restoration

Prince Arthur

Samples of work

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.

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

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

Upcoming Classes and events

Set bound in calfskin with hand marbled endsheets and finished with gold tooling.

Tea Cup Bindery

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

Saturday, June 16, 2018: Paper marbling workshop at Lynden Sculpture Garden,10am to 4pm. Go home with at least 15 sheets of marbled paper!

Monday, June 18, 2018: "Medieval bookbinding and the Hours of Catherine of Cleves" (one-hour lecture at UWM's Hefter Center, Lake Drive, Milwaukee). I will be discussing the bookbinder in the medieval monastery, and the changes in book production that led to the masterpiece that was Catherine of Cleves book of hours. 2:15 pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018: Introduction to Bookbinding at Lynden Sculpture Garden, 1pm to 5pm. (lyndensculpturegarden.org)

Saturday, August 11th, 2018:  Paper marbling workshop at Cedar Valley Retreat Center. SOLD OUT (cedar-valley.org)

Monday, August 13th, 2018: "Caring for your Personal Library" 12:30pm (one hour workshop at UWM's Hefter Center, Lake Drive, Milwaukee).

Saturday and Sunday,  August 18th-19th, 2018: I'll be at the West Bend Art Fair with journals, sketchbooks, boxes, and marbled paper.

Saturday, September 8th, 2018: Introduction to Bookbinding at Cedar Valley Retreat Center.  Make your own  blank journal the old fashioned way.