Handmade fine leather journals, sketchbooks, wedding guest books and memory books by artisan bookbinder Susan Green.

Japanese Sketchbooks with handmade recycled paper

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COMING SOON These eco-friendly paperback sketchbooks are hand bound in traditional Japanese stab stitch styles with handmade paper. They are incredibly tactile and embody the wabi-sabi aesthetic of embracing imperfection. They contain 28 pages (14 leaves) of medium-rough 210gsm handmade khadi paper which is 100% recycled cotton rag from the textile industry. The pages feature pronounced deckle edges and are gelatine sized for ink, watercolour, drawing and printmaking. 

Available in four styles, hand-stitched in linen thread:
- Simple in Tan or Light Blue
- Noble in Grey or Turquoise
- Hemp Leaf in Olive or Teal
- Tortoiseshell in Coral or Blue

      SIZE: A5 landscape approximately 148 x 210 mm / 5.8 x 8.25 inches

      NOTES: Please note that these books embrace the natural variations of handmade paper; page size, surface and colour varies somewhat, pages are not completely flat and their edges are heavily deckled. Japanese bindings such as these are not lay-flat.

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      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.

       SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
      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

      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
      Simple Wrap Journals

      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
      Paperback Notebooks

      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
      Accordion Books

      8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

      A5 Medium Portrait TBC
      A6 Small Landscape