Mindy Trost has always loved books, reading them, writing and drawing in them and making them. She encountered bookbinding for the first time while studying at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
She makes hardcover sketchbooks, scrapbooks, bullet journals, versatile “flipper” books (perfect for journaling and sketching), wedding and baby books. Carta Books are made with archival and acid-free components, batik cotton material and waxed linen thread. Each book is designed and hand sewn by Mindy.
She loves the creative phase of book creation, picking colors and patterns and enhancing each cover with textured papers and fabrics. But she also likes the construction process, carefully measuring, sewing and finishing each book.