Prince Arthur

The mystery of edwin drood

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

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.


Tea Cup Bindery

Family Bible

Upcoming Classes and events

my story

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

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

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.

shakespeare's sonnets

Hand Bookbinding and Restoration

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

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

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



Saturday, November 2nd, 2019: Paper marbling workshop from 10am to 4pm at Lynden Sculpture Garden. Visit Lyndensculpturegarden.org for details.