A4 Japanese Stab Stitch Sketchbook: cotton rag paper, 4 styles

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£25.00 GBP

These A4 cotton rag sketchbooks are hand stitched in a choice of 4 traditional Japanese 'stab stitch' styles. They're beautifully tactile, thanks to the handmade cotton rag paper and linen thread.

These Sketchbooks contain 28 pages (14 leaves) of medium-rough 210gsm handmade khadi paper, with thicker 320gsm covers. The paper feels soft yet substantial and it is gelatine sized for ink and watercolours. It’s fair trade and 100% recycled from the textile industry. The pages features deckled edges that give the books a very natural feel.

Japanese Sketchbooks are great gift for artists who prefer natural, eco-friendly products. This style does not lie flat - if you're looking for a sketchbook for stitching in, I recommend Wabi Sabi Sketchbooks as they lie completely flat and allow you to work two-handed.

SIZE: approximately 21 x 30cm / 8.25 x 11.75 inches (approx. A4 landscape)

NOTES: These images show A5 size. Your book will be larger. Japanese Sketchbooks showcase the natural variations of handmade paper; page size, surface and colour varies and edges are heavily deckled.

DELIVERY: all styles are made to order, please allow up to 4 weeks plus delivery from the UK, but if you have an earlier deadline do contact me as I'd love to help if I can.

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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: 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. 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