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Archive your thoughts, sketches and dreams in me, the Archivist.

Dressed in very thick, gorgeous vintage tooled leather, my delicious coat was once part of an old book cover. With its deep brown hue & beautiful floral tooling, you’ll be smitten the first time you hold me.

Open me up, and discover I begin with an Ex Libris bookplate featuring butterflies, which has been hand aged to fit my rustic character. In between, I’m filled with 120 sheets (240 pages counting both sides) of 140gsm drawing & sketching paper made in Germany by Hahnemühle. This double-sided paper is suitable for all drawing techniques, including pencil, charcoal, pen & ink. It will tolerate light washes without bleeding & has good eraser resistance.

Each of my sumptuous pages have been individually hand-torn, richly tea-stained & pressed before being stitched directly into my coat with dark brown archival linen thread. This style of long-stitch binding allows me to lay flat when in use.

On each of my rustic pages, you’ll find an array of vintage ink stamps with a butterfly theme to surprise you along your journaling journey. You’ll also come across many little vintage ephemera snippets to your writer’s delight. A little bit of this & that, I’m eagerly awaiting the scratch of a pen, to add more to my hungry pages.

I’m fitted with a leather bookmark so you’ll never lose your place. When you’re not using me, I’ll protect your creations with my double wrap leather tie, which simply secures on my back with three vintage brown wooden beads.

Measuring 4 ¼ x 5 ¾ inches with a hefty 2 inch-thick spine, I’m a unique handbound journal for the avid journal collector, discerning writer, poet, artist & flâneur. I'm an an art piece, OOAK creation.

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The Archivist - Vintage Tooled Leather Journal with Rustic Tea Stained Pages, Vintage Ink Stamps & Mixed Paper Ephemera


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage leather, irish linen thread, love, light, paper ephemera, vintage ink stamps, beads
  • Ships worldwide from New Zealand
  • Feedback: 977 reviews
  • Favorited by: 88 people