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If you love natural materials, this sketchbook or journal in soft Oak Goatskin leather is the one for you. I'll made a feature of the raw edge of the Goatskin, because what's natural is also what's beautiful.

It's great to pull in and out of your bag and use as your 'every day' book as the leather thong keeps it snugly closed and it's contents safe. The binding style ensures the book will never fall apart. If you like, I can refill it for you once you've used sll the pages up.

PLEASE NOTE: This book is made to order. Each skin is different, so the raw edge will look different and may be placed differently to that in the picture. Please allow 4 weeks for me to order in your leather from the tannery and bind it especially for you. Thanks for your patience - it's totally worth it! ;-)

REFILLABLE - click here for more details:

- Longstitch with Linkstitch limp binding in the Medieval (15th century) German style
- Functional and decorative exposed stitching along the spine in Yellow Irish linen thread. Other thread colours are available, please click here: http://www.susangreenbooks.com/SGB/News/Entries/2012/5/12_Thread_colours.html

- Nigerian Goatksin: silky smooth, warm feel, slightly glossy with a subtle natural grain.
- Top quality, tanned only with natural vegetable materials
- Hand polished to reveal its natural grain.

- 192 pages of 130gsm Daler-Rowney cartridge paper
- Perfect for your dry-medium artwork or writing in pen, pencil etc.
- Plant fibre endpapers
- Will take inclusions

- This binding will lie flat on a desk or bend back in your hand.
- Colophon with material/binding details, signed and dated for authenticity.

- Height: 8.5 inches or 214 mm
- Width: 6 inches or 155 mm
- Spine Width: 1.5 inches or 35 mm


When you've used every last page, send it back to me to be refilled!


“The leather quality on this journal is absolutely beautiful! Super soft and smooth.”
Jacqueline, Texas, USA September, 2010)

“So beautiful! It’s just the best notebook, perfect for what I wanted.” (Fiona, UK. January 2010)


Bindings like this, in different colours & sizes, including ready to ship

Miniature Journals:

Pocket Notebooks:

Vegan alternatives:

Hardback Journals:


The raw edge will look different and be placed differently on each book, because each skin is different. This makes it unique to you.

This book is made to order, please allow 4 weeks for me to order in your leather from the tannery and bind it especially for you, plus delivery time to your location. Thanks for your patience - it's totally worth it! ;-)

Leathers will show slight natural markings on both the inside and outside; this is a normal feature and enhances the sketchbook's individual beauty and demonstrates its natural, as opposed to machine-embossed, grain.


Please feel free to send me a convo or email me: susan(at)susangreenbooks.co.uk

Frequently asked questions about SusanGreenBooks

Custom orders are my speciality! You can choose your own leather and binding thread colours, your size and specify custom text for me to print on the title page, such as your names or a meaningful quotation. Please send me a custom request, a convo or check out further information about all your Bespoke options on my blog: http://boundbyhand.co.uk/blogs/news/tagged/bespoke
There's a full and detailed Size Guide on my blog: https://boundbyhand.co.uk/pages/size-guide
CARE: It is best to store your book flat when not in use, such as on a desk, rather than standing on a bookshelf. Please protect your book from rain, liquids or oils as they may mark the leather. Finally, please keep your book away from prolonged periods of direct sunlight, for example leaving it on a windowsill.

INCLUSIONS: Use acid-free glue for your inclusions, such as glue dots or photo corners or spray mount. Washi tape is also good, please do not use sellotape.
All my books arrive in branded brown paper packaging. The Mini Journals arrive ready to gift in colourful gift bags.

I am happy to ship directly to your gift recipient, and can include a handwritten note from you, just let me know.
Please get in touch if you would like to stock my work in your shop.
I ship worldwide!

UK: Linen thread is sent First Class Signed For, or upgrade to Special Delivery. Books are usually sent Special Delivery for peace of mind.

International: Standard to the USA, for example, takes around 3 weeks. Upgrade to Express for delivery within a week.

Christmas: Please check your last order dates for Ready To Ship books (custom orders please order as soon as you possibly can):


Medieval Leather Sketchbook / Journal - Raw Edge - Brown & Yellow - made to order, Refillable notebook


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: nigerian goatskin leather, daler rowney cartridge paper, irish linen thread, plant fibre endpapers, leather, goatskin, paper, cartridge paper, drawing paper, brown leather, tan thread
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 115 reviews
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