Above you can see the Contemporary range using Green Spot, Blue Floral and Red Italian Vein patterns. The latter has genuine gold veining, it's exquisite! I've sewn the notebooks in a simple Pamphlet Stitch with linen thread in complimentary colours, and the covers have rounded turn-ins for longevity.
In budget-friendly prices starting at £7.50, using only paper and linen thread (so they're vegetarian-friendly), I hope these notebooks will be as accessible as they are exquisite.
I sent a couple of advance books out to some beloved old-time customers for their feedback. Unbeknownst to me, one of them is a devotee of marbled paper and her feedback was:
"The marbling is beautiful. The paper is superb, so smooth and white and I love the linen stitching. As usual, your precise craftsmanship shines out. It’s a real treasure. Definitely one for the stationery addict."
The 'superb' paper referred to there is Mohawk Superfine Smooth - the quality is unbelievable and it's a delight to write on whether you prefer fountain pen, biro or pencil. I've just switched my entire studio production over to Mohawk papers - read more about that here.
A4 Large £24.99 - ideal as a day book to keep on your desk. Plenty of room for business planning and daily to-do lists.
A5 Medium £15 - a great journal to dedicate to a single subject - perhaps jot down notes from your online courses, creative workshops or meetings.
A6 Small £10 - jotter size, this one will slip into your laptop sleeve, handbag or work bag.
A7 Pocket £7.50 - a traditional 'cahier', this little book is perfect for Christmas stockings! Suggested uses from one of my clients include: 'haikus, small sketches and miniature collages'. I'd love to see her book, wouldn't you?
All the papers are marbled by hand. The Contemporary range uses paper designed and produced by Jemma Lewis, and the Vintage range use papers from a selection I inherited from a retiring bookbinder and are available only in extremely limited quantities so if you like one, please make it yours before someone else gets it!
I hope you love them as much as I do.
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy cartridge paper; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have 192 pages of cartridge paper, counted all sides. 'Slim' books have 96 pages. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books.
|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||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
104 pages of 100gsm 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 heavy cartridge paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|