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Rustic Leather Sketchbook - Medieval Binding - Brown & Orange - Earthy Natural Scrapbook / Journal for pastels / charcoal

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This an artist's sketchbook filled with speciality Daler-Rowney Murano Neutral paper for pastels & charcoal. Made with super smooth top quality leather, it will never fall apart, no matter how much you use it.

You can use it as an ordinary notebook, journal, guestbook or scrapbook, too.

With the raw edge of the goatskin it will appeal to people who love natural materials.

- Longstitch with Linkstitch limp leather binding in the 15th century Medieval German style
- Functional and decorative exposed stitching along the spine in Orange Irish linen thread.

- 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.

- 128 pages of Daler-Rowney Murano paper for pastels, pencil & charcoal.
- Acid free, 160gsm / 98llb, 45 % cotton content
- Pages will take inclusions, like photos, ticket stubs, newspaper cuttings, etc
- Divided into 8 sections, 2 each of Brown/Clay, Grey/Pink (light), Wine/Raspberry, Blue/Turquoise

- This binding will lie flat on a desk.
- Held closed with a leather thong to keep the contents secure.

- Height: 6.25 inches or 160 mm
- Width: 5 inches or 125 mm
- Spine Width: 1.25 or 35 mm


“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)


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Leathers may 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.


I'm friendly and happy to answer your queries. 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.
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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.

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Rustic Leather Sketchbook - Medieval Binding - Brown & Orange - Earthy Natural Scrapbook / Journal for pastels / charcoal


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, goatskin, goatskin leather, paper, pastel paper, Irish linen thread, artists paper, leather thong
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 105 reviews
  • Favorited by: 6 people