Your book has been individually hand bound in the finest goatskin or calfskin in the 15th century Longstitch with Linkstitch style (Simple Wraps & Mini Journals are bound in the Pamphlet Stitch), an archival binding that is both durable yet flexible, functional yet elegant. With care its functionality and beauty will stand the test of time, for your lifetime if not beyond!
It is best to store your book flat when not in use, such as on a desk, rather than standing on a bookshelf. Please protect your book from rain, liquids or oils as they may mark the leather. Finally, please keep your book away from prolonged periods of direct sunlight, for example leaving it on a windowsill.
Use acid-free glue for your inclusions, such as glue dots or photo corners or spray mount. Washi tape is also great - and colourful! If you need any help sourcing these, let me know.
Don’t forget to use my Refill Service for your leather Journals and Sketchbooks I offer this service at cost price because I value sustainability. To arrange a refill get in touch, I'd love to help.
Leathers are a natural product, many are fair trade and organic and as such may show slight natural markings on both the inside and outside. This is a normal feature of natural grain leather and is far preferable to using grain-corrected (machine-embossed) leathers. Raw edges if chosen, will likely show clip marks, discoloured areas or colourless areas; these are a normal result of the tanning process. The quality, beauty and functionality of your book remain first class.
Colours may vary slightly from the colour shown on your computer or mobile device due to monitor variations. Colours may vary slightly between dye lots so two books in the same colour may differ slightly. This is a normal aspect of using natural products. If colour matching is crucial to you, please get in touch.
There's more detailed information about the bindings, materials and my ethos here.
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|