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An ode to the homesteaders of the olde west


This journal is constructed of a beautifully worn vintage book cover (late 1800s)

The front image depicts a floral motif intertwined with a mallet, pick ax and chisel

220 pages of craft 100% recycled text weight paper by the environmentally friendly French Paper Co. A wonderfully smooth surface for writing or sketching your stories on

The inside of the covers are blanketed with a velvet forest green paper

Handstitched with beeswaxed linen thread in a variation of coptic over strips of the original book spine

Measures approx. 5" x 7.75" x 1.2"

A beautiful journal for recording your journeys and/or for displaying in your home as an art piece

Pages will lay flat for easy writing/markmaking and accommodates lefties and righties

Please note: Due to the vintage origin of the book covers, the cloth is beautifully aged and retains imperfections such as stains, bumped corners and scuffing

Screen color may vary from actual color tone of journal. This journal is slightly darker than the photos depict

Ready to ship

All steps in the creation of this journal were approached the old world way using hand tools: awl, needle & thread, ruler, bone folders, manual hole punch & a steel blade. Made with careful consideration for the environment and lots of love slipped between the covers

Where ever in this world you call home ~ Let me know your location and I'll be happy to provide you with more shipping details

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The Westerners- Handstitched Journal from Vintage Book


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage book, text weight paper, endsheets, wool, linen thread, handmade paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 343 reviews
  • Favorited by: 287 people