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 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.