A growing number of Sparrowhawk Leather customers are avid journal writers.
Some say writing their daily thoughts and experiences is a cathartic pastime. Other journal as their strategy for goal setting and recording personal achievement.
What they all agree on is writing in a good quality Notebook protected by their own, personalized leather cover adds to the value and enjoyment to the discipline.
After making more than a few Leather Journal Covers to fit the Moleskine Large (A5) Classic Notebook and I found these to be of good quality and popular worldwide. To make it easier for customers gifting a Sparrowhawk Leather Notebook cover, and to ensure journal writing customers can purchase their replacement Moleskine Journal, Sparrowhawk Leather now stocks the Moleskine Large (A5) Classic Notebook in sought after Scarlet Red and Sapphire Blue.
Each Sparrowhawk Leather bookcover is a "one off", unique to its owner and can never be exactly replicated for another. Its not only the personalisation and wide choice of hand dyed colours, its Leather Artisan Fiona's use of time honoured leather craft techniques. Its her hand embossing of initials and dates, hand punching stitching holes, hand stitching using Irish Linen Waxed thread in a 2-needle locking saddle stitch, and most of all, her hand rubbed dyeing of "raw" vegetable tanned leather.
Most leather Journal Covers look the same as they are cut from leather dyed at the Tannery in a drum or with an "airbrush" with the aim of looking minimising individuality to look "uniform". Fiona's practiced hand rubbed dyeing of each individual piece is like applying varnish to wood and has the effect of bringing the leather's unique grain to life.
Finished leather book cover "library", the "same" but each cover with its individual grain and embossing characteristics, all hand embossed, hand dyed and hand stitched.
I've been crafting leather Diary Covers and Journal Covers since 2014 and the standard hardback A4 and A5 Diary Covers such as Collins and Impact have remained roughly the same. As I hand make Sparrowhawk Leather book covers from full grain, vegetable tanned leather, the internal leather sleeves mold to fit your hard cover book over time while remaining durable and beautiful.
As I custom make each Sparrowhawk Leather Journal cover when it is ordered, you can choose from a wide range of hand dye colours (1 or 2 colours), hand embossed personalisation ( initials, or initials and date) or a Black on Brass or Stainless Steel nameplate (logos available on Black on Brass nameplates), and optional pen holders and snap closures.
Click on the narrations for links to order these products.
I need 10 working days plus shipping time to make your Journal, Diary or Bookcover with hand embossed initials and an additional week for engraved Black on Brass or Stainless Steel nameplates.
Fiona Ritchie, Leather Artisan, Sparrowhawk Leather
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