It's barely feeling like Autumn, but as the last week of September approaches I'm busy making new books to take to Christmas craft fairs, to fill up the shelves of my stockists, and of course to provide plenty of ready to ship options here in the online shop.
If you would like to order a bespoke book - a personalised Journal or Sketchbook, or perhaps a Memory Book or Travel Journal - it is best to do so as early as possible. The earlier you contact me, the more likely it is I can help deliver the perfect gift to delight your loved one. October is ideal.
You can view your leather and other bespoke options here: http://boundbyhand.co.uk/blogs/news/tagged/bespoke
Quite often, people choose a particular leather and thread colour, and ask me to print a quotation, name, initials or other inscription on the first page of the book. A5 and A4 are popular sizes for Journals, Sketchbooks and Memory Books. Here are some recent bespoke commissions to give you some ideas:
Memory Book A5 £119 Heavyweight cartridge paper bound with spacers in the spine to allow for scrapbook inclusions such as photographs. Custom frontspage text to your specification.
Journal / Sketchbook A4 £199 Cartridge paper 130gsm for all dry mediums and light wash. This example has a fob closure, other closures, sizes and formats at various price points are available.
Travel Journal A5 £119 Choose your leather and thread colours, and either custom frontspage text or from a selection of travel-themed quotations. Books is printed with my special travel pages. Read more here.
Do get in touch if you'd like to discuss a bespoke book for your loved one this Christmas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)7748 759 371
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|
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|
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|
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|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|