Hand Marbled Hand Bound Notebooks

Your Marbled Notebook has been carefully hand bound using Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118 gsm paper and either Contemporary or Vintage covers on a variety of base papers, all produced by the best British professional paper marblers. The notebooks are hand sewn in a Pamphlet Stitch with linen thread and have rounded cover turn-ins for longevity.

Use & Care

The nature of hand marbling is that some excess paint may remain on the paper's surface. To minimise transfer of paint I have treated the paper with fixative, however please protect light surfaces and textiles and keep the cover turn-ins where they are rather than using them to mark your place in the notebook. If excess paint is troublesome, you can wipe the covers with a soft cloth or kitchen roll. Notebooks with beeswax-coated marbled covers can be provided by special arrangement and a minimum order quantity; please enquire.

The paper is suitable for all fountain pens, ballpoints, biros, pencils and dry-medium artwork. Marker pens and Sharpies can be used but may show through to the reverse of the page.


The history and current practice of paper marbling is a fascinating subject! Please check back here again as in due course I will upload some links so you can learn about the variety of patterns and techniques used by paper marblers. 

Size Guide

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