Handmade fine leather journals, sketchbooks, wedding guest books and memory books by artisan bookbinder Susan Green.

NEW: Leather Artists' Sketchbooks

by Susan Green February 06, 2018

Colourful Contemporary Leather Artists' Sketchbooks handmade in England

Contemporary, colourful Artists' Sketchbooks handmade in fine leather.

Towards the end of last year I had a request for some watercolour leather sketchbooks from my local stockist Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset. I took the opportunity to experiment with a slightly different binding style, new closure styles, as well as some new colourways. 

I realised it was about time I stocked some Artist's Sketchbooks here in my online shop, so spent January continuing my adventures and binding a new collection of Sketchbooks with various papers that artists will find useful.

Above you can see some of the brand new colour combinations that are available to shop now: Mustard & Olive; Oxblood, Teal & Mustard; Duck Egg & Sherbet Lemon.

I've used a variety of quality artists' papers for all mediums:

Watercolour: 300 gsm cold presssed, fine grain paper which is acid free, FSC certified and made in England. I've heard from a calligrapher that this paper is great for calligraphy; it's also thick enough for collage and mixed media and it would be good for writing or drawing if you prefer a really sturdy page.

Cartridge: 150 gsm smooth paper for all dry mediums.

Pastel: 160 gsm fine art paper in varied tones with a slighty textured surface.

If you'd like a bespoke Sketchbook with your own choice of speciality paper, do get in touch!  Otherwise, scroll down to  shop my new collection of Artists' Sketchbooks in an array of new colourways.

Susan
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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.

 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

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