Hand-Crafted Notebooks Combine Beautiful Embroidery with Scientific Illustrations

Athens-based shop Fabulous Cat Papers combines the beauty of embroidery and vintage scientific illustrations into one-of-a-kind notebooks. The covers feature printed anatomical drawings, geometric designs, and nature scenes that are meticulously enhanced with cotton thread. Stitching adds a special three-dimensional element to the flat illustrations–threaded veins course through heads while the golden ratio now has a rainbow-colored, tactile twist.

Each notebook is produced by hand, using traditional book-making techniques. The Japanese stab binding approach affixes a front and back cover to 50 sheets of white paper. Every product is made to order, allowing you to choose a notebook with plain, ruled, or gridded stationary.

The cover art, with its science-minded themes, makes these notebooks perfect for nature lovers, medical students, or anyone else with an affinity for the subject matter. Check out more of Fabulous Cat's offerings on Etsy.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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