Name: Megan Winn
What do you make? Handmade leather and vintage books and greeting cards
How did you learn your art/craft? I started making handmade journals in high-school by reading library "how-to" books. My first ones were terrible! Then in college I took a workshop on Coptic binding and after that I started a NFP organization, Bound 4 Freedom with a few of my friends. We made handmade books and sold them all over, donating the profits to local causes. That organization dissolved when we all graduated, but I was still obsessed with making books. A year ago I started selling my work independently which is how The Binding Bee was born. Now I am studying with a local Book-Binding Master and am learning historical and contemporary book-binding.
Do you have a "real world" job? I work as a care-giver providing in-home care to elderly folks.
Your five favorite things: (in no particular order) making book, my husband, my three little sisters, chocolate no-bake cookies, and having a garden.
Who are your favorite artists/crafters? Too many to list!
Where can we find you? The Binding Bee can be found online at: bindingbee.etsy.com, and locally at IndySwank in Indianapolis.