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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 Large & A6 Medium 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 Large & A6 Medium 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

 

Print Calfskin: 13 muted colours for A4 Extra Large books.

This leather offers a more rugged, natural feel with a pronounced 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.
INFORMATION

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: info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call Susan the bookbinder on +44 (0)7748 759 371

Posted in Bespoke, Leather

All White Now, Dorset Magazine

Posted on February 13, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments

We're happy to have our Wedding Guest Book featured in Dorset magazine in a piece on contemporary white interiors, along with gorgeous items from fellow Dorset companies Hunter Gatherer and the Hambledon Gallery, also Farrow and Ball and John Lewis.


Our Wedding Guest Books are bound in the finest white goatskin with neutral accents and feature the words 'Happily ever after...' on the frontspage. Thanks to their special binding style, they lie open on a table to receive your guests' well wishes - perfect for the reception or gift area at your wedding.

We also bind these Guest Books in your choice of 26 leather colours to co-ordinate with your colour scheme and with custom text - our couples often choose their names, their wedding date and location. More information on our Bespoke Service can be found here or email info@boundbyhand.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Our thanks to Interiors Editor Alexandra Richards and Dorset magazine, which is published by Archant Life. Dorset artists, makers and other small creative businesses are so grateful for the invaluable support we receive from our county press, especially from such a highly regarded publication as Dorset magazine.


(Images copyright Archant Life.)

Posted in Dorset, leather, press, wedding

Happy Valentine's Day

Posted on February 11, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Happy Valentine's Day from BOUND... hope you get to share part of your day with some one, or in some place, or doing some thing that you love. 

Posted in gift, journal, leather, valentine

2013: Resolutions & Prescriptions

Posted on December 30, 2012 by Susan Green | 0 comments

New Year, New You? Top 10 Resolutions For 2013? Ten Reasons Not To Make Resolutions?

And so on... yes, everyone's talking about New Year's resolutions, and apart from vowing to complete all my Christmas shopping and tax return by the end of November, I'm planning to journal more. So that's why I'm binding myself a brand new journal, this year it will be an A4 ruled hardback journal in a Metallic bookcloth, probably Bronze, possibly Gold: practical yet a touch decadent and definitely right on trend - just what I need. 

Keeping a diary or journal is a great way to stay on top of our plans and dreams, keep up to date with ourselves and take some time to reflect and join the dots. It's also surprising what new creative ideas pop up when you just drift off and doodle in the margins. Research shows that keeping a journal has positive effects on our wellbeing, so I'd like to offer a few prescriptions to see you through the start of 2013.

Feeling a little blue? 

Mini Journal: Blue & Yellow

 

 

Green with envy?

Journal / Sketchbook: Green & White

 

Embarking on a new love affair?

Journal / Sketchbook / Guest Book: Red & White

 

Resolving to see the sunshine behind the clouds?

Hardback Journal: Grey & Yellow

Giving up chocolate?

 Journal / Sketchbook: Chocolate & Orange

Whatever your resolutions, I hope 2013 proves to be everything you wish it to be, that your creative endeavours take flight and that your feet find interesting paths to travel. And don't forget to spend a little time writing, sketching, planning and doodling - it's good for you!

Posted in journal, leather, new year

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 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.

 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 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
Miniature Journals

104 pages of 100gsm 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 heavy cartridge paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape