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Who am I?

My name is Paula Derksen and I am the face behind 1000en1boeken.

Originally, I worked as a teacher, but during my teacher training,
I already developed a passion for visual arts and in particular for working with beautiful paper.

In 2005, I came in contact with bookbinding for the first time,
and took my first lessons in the subject.
In 2010, I successfully completed my training in hand bookbinding at the VNH, Vereniging Nederlandse Handboekbinderijen (Dutch association for hand bookbinders).

In addition to traditional binding, I have specialised in making photo albums, marriage certificate books, little books, picture frames and custom-made boxes for special occasions.

In the future, I want to combine my teaching skills and bookbinding to make others as enthusiastic for these special skills, which she thinks should not be lost!

But first I want to do a lot of binding myself and develop my skillset further.


Everything about paper, books, news flashes, creative ideas, a bit private and much more…

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