Janelle Holod, owner and operator of Cyanotype Paper Goods, creates gorgeously bound noteboooks. She has this to say about her craft: "I make handmade notebooks in small editions, curating materials to make functional, beautiful books! Pattern, texture, and colour all come together to make each notebook satisfying to hold and use. The hardcover coptic books are sturdy, and open flat for drawing or sketching. The softcover cashiers are slim and lightweight, making them perfect for a purse or pocket. Each book has 60lb paper in a dot grid finish, perfect for drawing, writing, or bullet journaling. Making small editions of prints means I'm continually looking for new patterns and textures and bringing in fresh stock!" Janelle has been creating since 2016 and is joining us for the first time for both weekends of our fair and we're all very excited to see her work! You can check out what she's up to on a regular basis by following her on instagram / twitter and read on on down below to see what inspires her in our Q&A:
Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
A: Making here gives me so much freedom to try different things. The community is incredibly supportive, which makes it easy to try new or weird things and find your niche.
Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
A: Plants and botanicals are one of my biggest sources of inspiration, I choose a lot of florals when I am looking for paper. Surface designs are another big one, I love the variety of patterns and textures people make. Lastly, journaling and list making - it's the only thing that keeps me organized, so I try to make products that are satisfying to work with.
Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
A: Beton Brut earrings! I have the 8mm studs and wear them pretty much every day.
Head on over to www.cyanotypepapergoods.com to check out her online shop and do yourself a favour and head on over to the Edmonton Made Gift Catalogue feature of her work here.