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.

my story

Family Bible

shakespeare's sonnets

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.

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.


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.

Saturday, November 4th, 2017: Paper marbling workshop at the Lynden Sculpture Garden in Milwaukee.  Play with paint all day and go home with at least 15 sheets of your own paper for your next project!  Visit lyndensculpturegarden.org/education to register.


Saturday, November 11th, 2017:  Introduction to Bookbinding workshop at the Lynden Sculpture Garden in Milwaukee. Make your own blank journal using traditional techniques, including sewing on a sewing frame and hand tooling with gold.  Visit lyndensculpturegarden.org/education to register.   


Saturday, January 20th, 2018: Paper Marbling workshop at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center in Brookfield.  Visit wilson-center.com/classes to register.


Upcoming Classes and events

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

Hand Bookbinding and Restoration

Tea Cup Bindery

Samples of work

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