If you love hand bound, chances are you like handmade goods in general and making things yourself. Have you checked out Homemade With Love magazine? Their Christmas edition is full of great ideas of things to make and do for the holiday season, including how-to projects for those inclined and handmade gift ideas for those with a little too much on their plate to start making their own.
I'm chuffed to see my Monochrome Mini Journals featured as a stocking filler idea, alongside other gorgeous Christmas gift ideas from a variety of my fellow independent designer-makers.
Check out more Monochrome gift options, prices at £10, £39 and £99 for all budgets.
My thanks to the team at Homemade With Love magazine, especially the Editor, Anna Simmonds who is also the talent behind the Crafting Fingers blog. It's her first issue of Homemade With Love and I think she's made a grand job of it. Congratulations and season's greetings for a very happy Christmas!
(Image copyright Homemade With Love magazine)
I make my work as simple and striking as possible and a recent commission for a bride in black leather with white accents couldn't have embodied that spirit more. That commission inspired more work in monochrome, exploring new binding styles including the Accordion and Double Gatefold, as well as theLongstitch with Linkstitch style you're familiar with.
Journal / Sketchbook: White & Black £39 ships worldwide
Journal / Sketchbook: Monochrome £99 with natural raw edge. Ships worldwide.
Miniature paperback sketchbooks currently exhibiting in 'By The Book' at Hawthorn Contemporary Craft Gallery. POA please email email@example.com
Double Gatefold binding:
Black and white is the trend for weddings this season. Elegant and striking, a nod to Art Deco.
A fashion conscious bride contacted me a couple of months ago and asked me to bind her this bespoke Wedding Guest Book:
She chose a devastatingly romantic frontspage - as well as her and her husband's names and the date of their wedding, she included Cathy's words from Wuthering Heights: "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same".
A set of matching Monochrome Mini Journals completed her wedding package - I believe she planned to delight her bridesmaids and best men with them.
If you'd like a bespoke Wedding Guest Book - and perhaps a set of Mini Journals - to co-ordinate with your colour scheme, take a look at your options here and write me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org - I'd love to hear about your plans! If you need something classic in a hurry, my White & Neutral guest books are just the thing.
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|