Hi, my name is Andrea and my business is Nico Paper Goods.  I learned my craft as a bookbinder in Zurich, Switzerland, where I grew up.  After a traditional 4-year apprenticeship I established my own atelier in Zurich for 14 years, crafting and teaching my craft.  I bind books entirely by hand, in both traditional and contemporary styles, using techniques that have changed little over hundreds of years. Hand binding is a labor-intensive craft, requiring much skill and patience.  I also make modern-styled planners.  For the past 20 years I have lived and worked in Seattle, Washington.PRIZE:A leather pendent book necklace (value $27).  For more info, see our site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nicopapergoods