Craft Scotland Logo
Jacquie Mansfield
Jacquie Mansfield

About Me

Personal Statement

I live on the west side of Shetland with my husband and four children on a small croft. We moved here in November of 2003 from Hertfordshire in England. I count myself as extremely lucky, Shetland is a beautiful place to bring up children children I wouldn't wish to be anywhere else.

I came across book binding quite by chance. An evening class had just started at my local school and my husband suggested I go. It would be a great way to meet new people. I was made to feel welcome as soon as I walked through the door and every week our teacher, Mary Fraser, nurtured and inspired us to make great new books. She has become a great friend and partner in crime! We now sell our books at local craft events, even at outlets off the Island.

Most of the books that I sell are Medieval Bound, which use no glue but are very robust. They are entirely handcrafted here in Shetland, employing traditional bookbinding methods. Folding, cutting, gluing and pressing. Using - acid free papers, silk headbands and linen threads, where needed.

I use leather, suede and even fish skin, including salmon, perch, wolf fish and stingray. You too can now be the owner of a unique and special Shetland book or just treat a friend.

For that unique and more unusual gift…

Jacquie Mansfield
Map Loading ...

Get in Touch

Jacquie Mansfield
Jacquie Mansfield

More about me

About Craft Profiles

Craft profiles are maintained directly by craft people, places and organisations. Craft Scotland are not responsible for incorrect details, and have no contact details other than those provided.

If a profile does not comply with our Terms and Conditions, please email to let us know.

Share this:

user agent = CCBot/2.0 (