Wabi Sabi Sketchbook: recycled cotton rag khadi paper

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This Wabi Sabi Sketchbook embraces the tactile beauty and natural variations of handmade cotton rag paper.

Embodying the wabi sabi aesthetic of incompleteness, simplicity and 'imperfection', these Sketchbooks are simply unadorned and coverless. They feature exposed spine stitching in linen thread and a linen ribbon to keep your sketchbook closed and its contents safe.

Each Wabi Sabi Sketchbook has 64 pages of 210gsm handmade, fair trade, recycled cotton rag paper. This paper is acid-free and gelatine sized, suitable for dry and wet mediums including watercolour and ink. You could also use these Sketchbooks for mixed media, collage or stitching into paper. Scroll through the pictures for some ideas from my own Wabi Sabi sketchbook / art journal.

These books are tactile and pleasing to use thanks to their natural materials and their binding style which allows them to lie flat on a table, and also be stood upright 360 degrees in a circle for display.

DELIVERY: In stock & ready to ship worldwide.

SIZES approximately:
Small 145 x 100 mm / 5.75 x 4 inches
Medium 190 x 145 mm / 7.75 x 5.75 inches
Large 284 mm x 195 mm 11.25 x 7.75 inches

NOTES: Handmade paper contains natural variations; page size, surface and colour vary, edges are heavily deckled and uneven.

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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. You can email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
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


Marbled Notebooks
 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