Christmas 2020 Last Order Dates

November 06, 2020

Please order from the Ready to Ship Collection ASAP and at the very latest by 12 noon on the following dates. I ship worldwide with standard and express delivery options, gift delivery and digital gift cards.

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NEW Local Pickup: collect your handmade book from Wimborne, Dorset

October 30, 2020

If you live near Wimborne, Dorset you can now collect your handmade book and save on delivery charges.

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10 Mini Leather Journal Gift Ideas - from national holidays to personal celebrations

September 30, 2020

Mini Leather Journals are back in old favourite colourways! Here are 10 Mini Journal gift ideas for national holidays and personal celebrations, all inspired by the feedback the Minis have received over the years.

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Delivery information: updated and totally transparent

July 31, 2020

Isn't it frustrating when you're shopping online and the only way you can tell how much it will cost to deliver your order is when you start the checkout process? Not here! I've just updated the Delivery & Returns page so you can see exactly what it will cost to deliver your orders, and how long it will take, wherever in the world you live. 

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Cotton Rag Khadi Paper Sketchbook Options at Bound by Hand

April 28, 2020

Find out why I use handmade cotton rag paper to make sketchbooks and see all the different options for artists...

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Covid-19: still making, still delivering

March 23, 2020

Hello friends of the handmade book. I hope you're doing okay. I hope you have all that you need. I'm still here. I'm still making. I'm still delivering orders - directly to your loved ones. Special days and special people can still be celebrated.

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Update on Crawford Waxed Linen Thread

March 12, 2020

After nearly 6 years, I no longer sell Crawford Waxed Linen Thread for sale. This blog post explains why...

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50% New Year Sale on Leather Journals & Sketchbooks

January 02, 2020

I truly believe in making everyday life special by using beautiful products that bring us pleasure. I hope my sale helps you treat yourself to that leather journal or sketchbook that you might have had your eye on for a while.

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Last order dates for Christmas gifts 2019

November 28, 2019

For worldwide delivery in time for Christmas order from the Ready to Ship collection by midnight on these dates. Express shipping and gift delivery available.

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Black Friday, Just A Card & Indie Week.

November 27, 2019

I was shocked (but shouldn't have been surprised) that only 1 in 20 Black Friday deals offer a genuine discount, according to a recent Which? report.

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NEW: Marbled Notebook Gift Sets with Labels

November 26, 2019

New Marbled Notebook Gift Sets with labels are here, presented in gift sets of 2 books, just in time to solve a few Christmas gift dilemmas!

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Christmas Gifts Handmade by Dorset Craft Makers

October 29, 2019

Buy Marbled Notebooks and Mini Leather Journal stocking fillers from the wide choice of Christmas gifts handmade by Dorset craft makers at Walford Mill from 2 Nov.

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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm

 

Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches

 

Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages