Handmade Leather by Fiona Ritchie for Sparrowhawk
Leather custom made to order - laser engraving available - please allow up to 3 weeks for completion
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Executives requiring a personalised, corporate presentation gift to clients or commermorative leaving gift to retiring colleagues.
(Contact Fiona on the "Your Design" link for laser engraving or corporate nameplate with your logo - small additional charge).
This genuine leather Diary Cover fits a hard cover A5 diary (148mm wide x 210mm high (when closed) x 24 mm deep) such as the Impact A5 Day to a Page (New Zealand & Australia) and Collins A51 Diary (New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom). The Diary Cover is designed to fit snugly and be transferred to your new diary each year.
The A5 Diary Cover pictured was made as a presentation gift for a Pastor / religious Minister. This presentation gift is hand dyed in Smooth Finish Turquoise with a Navy Blue spine and keepers and a natural colour border. The bible quotation is laser engraved on the front cover. The "How it is Made" below describes how Fiona made this item. You can select your leather finish, colour and nameplate or embossed intials above.
How is it made?
The personalised Executive Leather Diary Cover is handcrafted from full grain, hand finished, or vegetable tanned, "raw" leather. The leather is cut to an approximate size for the back and spine, the front cover, and the two keepers for the diary. The keepers and covers are fitted, the corners shaped, the edges bevelled, and stitching lines grooved around the perimeter and edge of the spine The leather is cased and an edge groover used to create the lines on the keepers. A protective coating is applied to the inside of the leather. Then several coats of dye are hand applied to the outside of leather. For each application of dye, a paintbrush is used to apply the dye around the border made by the stitching groover. The front cover, back cover and keepers being dyed separately. The colour on all pieces is then sealed, waxed and polished. The front and back cover's are re-measured to fit to the A4 Collins Diary. This measurement allows for the overlap of the spine to the front cover. The stitching holes along the spine are carefully hand chiselled and the edge of the spine hand burnished with a wooden burnisher. The front cover is attached to the spine, the stitching holes repunched through the join and the two pieces hand stitched together using Irish Linen waxed thread in a two needle saddle stitch. The cover is photographed, a computer image file made wiht placement of the words for engraving, and the cover is sent to the laser engraver for engraving. Then the keepers are fitted to the cover, and the stitching holes around the perimeter are punched through, 3 at a time with a stitching chisel tool and rawhide mallet. Next, the keepers parts are hand stitched to the front cover. All the outside edges are burnished and touched up with dye if necessary. Finally, a finishing wax and polish is applied.
Genuine hand finished leather (vegetable tanned, full grain leather), laser engraved, hand stitched with 4 ply waxed Irish Linen thread..
We have recommended the "lighter" shades of turquoise and tan as front cover leather colours, to ensure readability of laser etching. Please advise in the "instructions" section of your order.
Regarding the contast stitching colour to highlight the edge detail, we will make a recommendation and consult with you when you place your order.
Embossed initials options are available for the A4 Fluted Spine Diary Cover. Please see A5 Diary Cover - Hand Finished Leather - Fluted Spine Initials.
Laser Engraving Specifications:
There are few limitations here as the best result is achieved with a simple, standard font. Smaller, serif fonts can mean that details like the "tail" on commas are lost. Maximum 7 lines, 30 letters (including spaces and punctuation) per line. When placing your order, please advise your text and preferred font in the Please advise the name to be engraved in the "Instructions" section of your order. Please contact Fiona through "Your Design" if you would prefer your company logo or a picture on the engraving.Measurements:
225 mm wide (when closed) x 317 mm high.
Sparrowhawk Leather can also custom make, genuine leather Bible Covers or personalised Journal Covers with religious verses.
Sparrowhawk Leather's laser engraving enables logos and pictures to be engraved on your handmade, personalised leather logbook or journal cover.
Contact us through the "Your Design" link with details and measurements for a quotation.
Diary / Journal / Book Cover - 2 Colour Fluted Spine / Front, Custom Laser Engraving
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