I've had a couple of particularly enjoyable commissions recently that gave me opportunities to try out new colour combinations and materials. And now they're safely with their owners, I can share them with you:
I have only very recently started using silk ribbons so was delighted when silk weaver Robert Ely of Papilionaceous in Devon commissioned this leather journal. You may have spotted Papilionaceous ribbons in period television dramas and films, such as Pride & Prejudice, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Poldark. This journal features Robert's own double weight Jacquard silk woven edge ribbon in the Acorn patten, the Peach / Anemone colourway. Using double the amount of silk in the weft compared to his standard ribbon, the 40mm wide Acorn holds its shape beautifully yet drapes and curls with ease for a delightful experience opening and closing the journal. The ribbon is double-faced and can be easily turned to make one or other of its colours most prominent. The colours of ribbon, leather and linen thread co-ordinated most serendipitously and we were both delighted with the result.
Commissioned as a special gift for my client's PhD supervisor, this Journal gave me a chance to try out the fairly new Teal colour of goatskin leather for the first time - it instantly became a firm favourite. Bound in the Longstitch with Linkstitch style in Grey linen thread, this commission inspired a new 'Nordic' Miniature Journal colourway which you can buy here.
If you'd like your own bespoke book - a journal or sketchbook, wedding guest book or memory book - perhaps with a personalised dedication printed on the titlepage, in your favourite colour combination, or with a specific kind of paper, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (it's helpful if you can mention your deadline and the country you need the book shipped to).
I look forward to hearing about what you have in mind!Susan
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|