Family Bible

shakespeare's sonnets

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.


Tea Cup Bindery

my story

Upcoming Classes and events

The mystery of edwin drood

Set bound in calfskin with hand marbled endsheets and finished with 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

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

Prince Arthur

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.

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

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

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017: I am teaching an Introduction to Bookbinding class at the Lynden Sculpture Garden in Milwaukee. Visit lyndensculpturegarden.org/education to register.


Saturday, April 29, 2017: I am teaching a paper marbling workshop at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center in Brookfield.  Space is limited to 8 participants. Visit wilson-center.org to register.


Saturday, June 24th, 2017: I am teaching paper marbling at the Wilson Center; visit wilson-center.org to register.


Saturday, July 1st, 2017: I am teaching Intro to Bookbinding at the Wilson Center; visit wilson-center.org to register.