made in britain
can be personalised
Artist's will appreciate this personalised handmade Sketchbook which allows them to choose and use the sophisticated selection of pages before binding them together.
Essentially a book binding kit this could fulfill many requirements from journal, keepsake album, notebook to diary. Creative people will love the natural look, pleasing textures, visible decorative binding and inspiring pages.
All the pages are plain but chosen for their earthy colours and subtle textures, a selection being handmade from India. The cover is cork which feels velvety and pliable but is chunky and strong.
As well as learning a new skill the benefit of the kit format allows the pages to be filled before binding them so choices can be made and mistakes left out.
Your sketchbook kit will arrive in a decorated cardboard box with a gift tag.
In the box is: An instruction booklet, a cork front and cardboard back cover, 8 handmade indian paper pages, 24 cream and brown pages (3 of each selection), linen thread, 2 pegs as clamps, a wire coil (to help align the pages) and a self sticking name label. Nothing else is required to make the book.
The oblong name label looks like wood and can be written by yourself or personalised for you with up to thirty characters using an old typewriter.
The pages and cover of the sketchbook are cut and punched by hand, they can vary a little in size and give the finished item a particularly handmade character, a pleasing antidote to machine made books.
You can further enhance your sketchbook with a collage paper pack, there are a choice of themes, coastal, nature and travel that are great additions to holiday diaries or garden journals. Each pack has ten illustrated papers, ten decorative papers and five stamped images. There is also a Vintage pack that would particularly suit this sketchbook, it has five stamped images as well as twenty pages plundered from old books with interesting writing, diagrams and black and white photos. They make attractive backgrounds or can be cut up to add visual interest.
The sketchbook has eco credentials featuring the cork cover that is tree bark which regrows and so is sustainable. The back cover is reused cardboard. The handmade papers are from India and made from rags and plant fibres, the remaining papers are from various sources but recycled or reused if possible like kraft paper. There is no glue used in the binding and the thread is linen. The sketchbook kit comes in a decorative cardboard gift box and is sent through the post in a plastic sleeve .
The journal is A5 Size or 21 x 15 cm.