Birds of the United States

shakespeare's sonnets

1726. Bound in calfskin with hand tooling in gold.

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

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


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.

Tea Cup Bindery

1883. Bound in goatskin with inlays of leather.

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Samples of work

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

Newton's Prinicipa

Hand Bookbinding and Restoration

my story

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

The faerie queene

Cary Suneja, bookbinder and owner, Tea Cup Bindery

N53W15958 Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls WI 53051

Carolyn@teacupbindery.com or 262-391-9612

Watch the Field Notes video featuring Cary marbling HERE



All workshops are on hold for now. Please check back! We'll be back in the classroom when it's safe to gather.