Bespoke Service: Leather

Posted on August 30, 2015 by Susan Green | 2 comments

Choose from three ranges of leather, all of a superlative quality and with distinctive characteristics.

Organic Goatskin: 26 contemporary colours for A5 Medium & A6 Small books.

This leather is warm to the touch and slightly glossy. Tanned only with natural vegetable materials, it is hand-polished to reveal the beauty of the natural grain goatskin. Best for journals which will be handled and kept on a desk, less suitable for travel journals unless you don't mind a few marks along the road (some like the lived in look!).

Colours from left to right:
Top row: Blue 11, Blue 12, Blue 13, Blue 14, Green 15, Green 16, Green 17, Beige 18
Second row: Orange 19, Scarlet 20, Crimson 21, Terracotta 22, Brown 23, Brown 24, Maroon 25
Third row: Tan 26, Green 27, Black 28, Purple 29, Yellow 30, Grey 31
Bottom row: Chocolate 32, Biscuit 33, Pink 34, Yellow 35, Brown 36

Glazed Goatskin: 13 natural colours for A5 Medium & A6 Small books. 

Similar to the organic goatskin, but with a slightly glazed finish which offers extra protection.

Colours left to right:
Top: Blue 409, Chocolate 420, Scarlet 205, Tan Brown 402, Green 200/3, Black, Maroon 213
Bottom: Crimson 405, Bright Green 407, Sea Blue 106, Bright Blue 425, Ginger Brown, 104, Chestnut Brown 102


Calfskin: 13 muted colours for A4 Large books.

This leather offers a weightier, natural feel with a distinctive grain and napped reverse and again is finished for extra protection. Colours from left to right:

Colours left to right:
Top: Oxblood, Crimson, Light Toffee Beige, Gold, Duck Egg, Midnight Blue, Sapphire Blue
Middle: Maroon, British Racing Green, Forest Green, Chocolate, Rich Tan, Tobacco, Black
Bottom: White, Pewter Grey, Blackberry, Azure Blue.

Please note that the appearance of colours varies between screens and also between dye lots as the leathers are a natural product.

If you would like further advice on choosing your leather, or other bespoke options, please get in touch: or call Susan the bookbinder on +44 (0)7748 759 371

Posted in Bespoke, Leather



2 Responses

Susan Green
Susan Green

November 03, 2016

Hi Tracy,

The colours for A4 are the Print Calfskin’ range above, and the price is £199 GBP. Get in touch to let me know what you’d like – you can email me on or call me on +44 (0) 7748 759 371

Thanks for your interest,



November 02, 2016

Hi I’m looking for a sketchbook what colours have u and what prices a4 maybe

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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.

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

96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

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

60 pages of 130 gsm paper

 One Size 6 inches or 148 mm approx.  4.5 inches or 108 mm approx. 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Paperback Notebooks

With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 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
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape