Japanese Stab Stitch Sketchbook: cotton rag paper, A3 or A4

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£35.00 GBP

*NEW A3 XL SIZE* These cotton rag sketchbooks are hand stitched in a choice of 4 traditional Japanese 'stab stitch' styles, at A4 Large or A3 Extra Large size. They're beautifully tactile, thanks to the handmade cotton rag paper and linen thread.

The A4 Large Japanese Sketchbooks contain 14 leaves (28 pages), and the A3 Extra Large have 20 leaves (40 pages) of medium surface 210gsm handmade khadi paper, with thicker 320gsm covers. The paper feels soft yet substantial and it is gelatine sized for ink and watercolours. The paper is fair trade and 100% cotton, recycled from the textile industry, making this Sketchbook a sustainable, eco-friendly choice for artists who prefer natural materials. The pages features deckled edges that give the books a very natural feel.

A4 Large: 21 x 30 cm / 8.25 x 11.75 inches approximately.
A3 Extra Large: 30 x 42 cm / 12 x 16 inches approximately.

DELIVERY: A3 Hemp Leaf is in stock. Others are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks plus delivery from the UK.

NOTES: Japanese Sketchbooks showcase the natural variations of handmade paper; page size, surface and colour varies and edges are heavily deckled. This style does not lie flat - if you need a cotton rag book that does, try Wabi Sabi Sketchbooks.

IMAGES: Images 1 & 2 show A5 Medium (please enquire), image 3 shows A4 Large, image 4 shows A3 Extra Large, others are varied and indicate style only. Please note size given above in metric & imperial for accurate dimensions.

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Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call +44 (0)7748 759371

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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
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


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 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 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