Here is my latest hand-bound leather journal. I finished it at the weekend. This one is covered in totally luscious teal blue suede leather.
Here’s the exposed long-stitch spine.
Originally the plan was to have ten signatures of cartridge paper. But when I’d stitched in the tenth signature, there was space left for one more. So I added another signature which means that this journal has eleven signatures in total.
That’s 220 pages in all.
Since the suede was a bit floppy, I glued in this cute vintage VW campervan postcard to stiffen it a bit.
That screw head you see there is the back of this lovely nickel Celtic knot concho. I added a tab with a slot so the concho acts like a button.
The journal is held close like this.
I am seriously getting into this bookbinding stuff. It's so much fun and the leather smells sooo nice.
Have a wonderful week ahead, friends.