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NEW: Order a leather Memory Book in A4 large portrait size.

NEW: Order a leather Memory Book in A4 large portrait size.

May 20, 2019

You can now order a Leather Memory Book in A4 large portrait size. It's the most popular size for these fine scrapbooks that make beautiful wedding anniversary gifts.

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Paper Sample Pack from Bound By Hand

Paper Samples Service

March 21, 2019

Order a free paper sample pack to try out a selection of papers before you commit to purchasing or commissioning one of my hand bound books.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide handmade in the UK

A Mother's Day Gift Guide for Creative Women

March 12, 2019

A Mother's Day gift guide for creative women who love natural materials. Prices from £7.50 - £199

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Leather Journals on Sale

New Year 50% Sale

January 15, 2019

There's a selection of Leather Sketchbooks, Mini Journals and Marbled Notebooks with 50% off the usual price in New Year sale. Prices start at £5 and don't forget that I ship worldwide.

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Crawford Waxed Linen Thread 4 ply for Bookbinding

Crawford Waxed Linen Thread: Special Offer

December 10, 2018

Hello fellow bookbinders! Use code LINEN18 for a special 3 for 2 offer on 4 ply Crawford waxed linen bookbinding thread. I hope it helps you stock up for all your Christmas craft projects.

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Handmade Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts Last Order Dates 2018

November 15, 2018

Order from the Ready To Ship Collection by 12 noon on these dates for last minute Christmas gifts delivered to the UK and all worldwide destinations. I can deliver directly to your loved one with a personalised message - just leave a note when you order or contact me.

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Stab Stitch Sketchbooks with recycled cotton rag paper for watercolours

NEW: Japanese Stab Stitch Sketchbooks with recycled paper

November 06, 2018

These brand new Japanese Stab Stitch books are the latest addition to my collection of Artist's Sketchbooks and part of my new Eco-Friendly Collection. They feature four traditional designs, bound with eco-friendly recycled cotton rag paper that's sized for watercolours and ink.

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Eco Friendly handmade journals, notebooks and sketchbooks

NEW: Eco-Friendly Handmade Books

November 06, 2018

I'm excited to launch this new collection of Eco-Friendly Sketchbooks and Journals, hand bound with recycled, renewable or otherwise earth-friendly natural materials. Plus, I've collated some resources and links for ethical, eco-friendly products and lifestyle choices.

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Square Accordion Sketchbook Sets: folded concertina books for drawing, writing, journalling

NEW: Square Accordion Sketchbook Sets

October 24, 2018

Accordion Sketchbook Sets are now available to buy in Square format. Click to discover the fascinating - and rather salacious - story behind an alternative name for the Accordion folded book form.

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Japanese Stab Stitch book with Chiyogami paper, Tortoiseshell pattern

Learning How to Make Japanese Stab Stitch Books

October 10, 2018 1 Comment

In this blog post I share my top tips for learning to make Japanese Stab Stitch books, talk you through the best materials (and where to find them) and give you an idea of what it's like to come to my bookbinding courses.

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Leather Artist's Sketchbooks handmade with watercolour, cartridge and pastel paper. Bound by hand in the UK, ships worldwide.

NEW: Leather Artist's Sketchbooks

August 29, 2018

Here's my new collection of handmade leather Artists' Sketchbooks in an array of colourful, contemporary styles with watercolour, pastel and cartridge paper. These leather Artist's Sketchbooks are available to shop now with worldwide shipping, or you can commission me to make one that meets your particular requirements. 

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Bespoke Leather Journal Bound with a Silk Ribbon

Bespoke Service: ribbon, strap, fob or thong?

August 28, 2018

Bespoke clients have 4 closure options to finish off their personalised handmade leather Notebook, Journal, Sketchbook, Wedding Guest book or Memory Book. Choose from a leather strap, magnetic fob penholder, leather thong, or a ribbon (typically silk or linen).

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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. You can 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. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 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