Recycled Mini Leather Journal / Sketchbook / Notebook

$ 12.00

This is a mini handbound book made from recycled purple suede with plenty of pages for writing, sketching, or making notes.

Size: approx 2.5 x 2.5 inches
Cover: Soft purple suede leather with matching wrap around tie
Paper: Medium thickness white plain paper
Number of Pages: 36 (double sided)
Binding: Decorative long stitch binding with white linen thread

The Story
Long stitch binding involves sewing directly through the cover material and is an ancient bookbinding method dating back to the 2nd-3rd centuries and used frequently in medieval times through to the 16th century as a structure for stationery bindings, student books, and almanacs.

It is a simple and robust structure with infinite variations available for the patterns of the sewing, types of covers, and ways in which to add embellishments or closures. The pages lie flat when open making it easy to use for writing or drawing.

In this book, the cover is a leather recycled from fabric samples used by a design firm that would otherwise have been disposed of. Any irregularities in the leather are part of its past life and should not be considered as defects but as qualities that make this book one of a kind.
This is a one of a kind book but I may have other similar items so check out the other listings in the bindery section or contact me via a convo and I’ll work with you to put together a custom order.

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