First the cover is hand cut from the hide, then the fold lines are grooved, the edges on all pieces are bevelled, stitching channels grooved and decorative lines grooved on the inside keepers.
Then Fiona hand carves the wings and embosses the centre with stars, she also embosses the pilot initials on the front cover, and the Sparrowhawk makers stamp on the licence pocket (not pictured).
First checking the cover for fit, Fiona hand dyes the wings and the cover, later applying an antique finish to the wings, and applying a colour sealer before waxing and polishing.
From here, Fiona checks the left and right keepers for fit (the penholder was also inserted and stitched in). Next she hand punches all the stitching holes, burnishes and touches up thedye on the edges of the wings and keepers, hand sttiches the wings to the front cover. Then she handstitches the entire perimeter of the logbook cover attaching the keepers and doing a final trim.
Finally Fiona fits the snap closure, touches up all remaining edges with dye and burnishes them, and applies a finishing waxed polish.
Click to see the final 2 colour wrap closure pilot logbook cover. Fiona also makes a wrap closure pilot logbook cover with a contrast spine and a 2 colour wrap closure logbook cover with embossed initials only.