Diary / Journal / Book Cover -Whisky Aniline Leather - Custom Laser Engraving

Whisky Aniline Bookcover, custom laser engraving - artwork costs extra

$ 245 NZD

Made to Order by New Zealand leather artisan, Fiona Ritchie, the natural characteristics of the full grain leather hide preserved through the aniline tannery finishing process, plus the custom laser engraving (front cover), makes your bookcover distinctive.

Sparrowhawk's leather bookcovers are made to measure, so they fit and protect your Hardcover Diary, Journal or Book, and may be swapped over to your new year's Diary, or replacement Journal or Book of the same size, as required:

  • Select the Standard A41 or A51 Diary (Collins or Impact) OR
  • Select the Moleskine Large Classic Notebooks (13cm x 21 cm) OR
  • Select the Moleskine XL Classic Notebooks (19cm x 25 cm)

Handmade in New Zealand by
Free shipping on this product to New Zealand
Please allow up to around 18 working days after approval of your artwork proof for completion plus delivery time.
Giving as a Gift? Want him or her to specify their personalised laser engraving? Stitching colour? Buy a Gift Certificate

Artwork Costs & Shipping to Laser Engraver ( size dependent) not included.
Please contact Fiona with your artwork an artwork cost estimate. Artwork will be invoiced separately.
Payment on this order paused until Artwork costs agreed and paid.

Laser engraving artwork set up costs can very dependent on the quality of your artwork and whether artwork revisions are required.

The prices quoted are for the actual laser engraving (front cover only). The art work set up costs are additional and generally range from $60 to $85 with one artwork proof + courier cost to and from laser engraver ($11 - $25 depending on size).
(Please Contact Fiona or scroll down the page to read FAQ's below for more information)

Sparrowhawk Leather makes a large range of handmade, personalised, 100% genuine leather Diary, Journal & Book covers for hard cover books.

Sparrowhawk's leather bookcovers are made to measure, so they fit and protect your Hardcover Diary, Journal or Book:

> Standard A41 or A51 Diary (Collins or Impact)
> Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (13cm x 21cm)
> Moleskine XL Classic Notebook (19cm x 25cm)
> Specify the dimensions of your Medium or Large hardcover book

Due to customer request (for Gifts), you can buy your Notebook here:
Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (Plain pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (Ruled pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

Moleskine XL Classic Notebook (Ruled pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

  • New Zealand Tannery Finished Leather - Aniline
  • Laser Engraved (custom, front cover)
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NZ 100% Full Grain Whisky Aniline Leather

In October 2015, Fiona developed rich, rustic logbook cover using Whisky Aniline leather. Sourced from the New Zealand tannery, this is a simple waxed oil leather which is tannery dyed, and finished with rollers to shine and smooth. Each hide is individual with its depth of colour and visible grain. / or pull-up leathers are simply dyed leather with waxes and oils rolled over the surface which darkens the leather and gives its distressed characteristics.

The leather has a smooth feel, and the whisky colour is rich, working well with your personalise laser engraving. As an oiled and waxed leather, it can be subject to scuffing with rough handling, which can add to its rustic appearance. Simply rubbing the scuffed area with a clean finger until the leather is warm, helps fade the mark.

True Leather Craftmanship

Each Sparrowhawk Leather piece is made to order by skilled Leather Artisan, Fiona Ritchie.

Fiona uses time honoured leathercraft techniques, including hand embossing and hand dyeing, allowing Sparrowhawk customers specify the colour and
personalization of their piece.

By carefully selecting the leather to cut from the hide, and hand rubbing their dye colour to enhance its individual grain, Fiona crafts a piece with an exceedingly rare look, that is uniquely theirs.

Fiona's leather knowledge, designs and craftsmanship ensures each customer's Sparrowhawk
leather piece is fit for purpose, beautiful and stands the test of time.

Our Founder

Fiona Ritchie Leather Artisan & Lifestyle Farmer

It takes knowledge, practiced techniques, and the best materials to achieve true leather craftsmanship. From 2014, when I made my first Pilot Logbook Cover following 3 days private tuition at a working tannery in Sydney, True Leather Craftsmanship has been my gold standard for Sparrowhawk.

Since then, I have made close to 1000 leather pieces from my Hunua Farm workshop. These include wallets, journal covers and documents holders. Each one is custom made, and personalised for its owner. Sparrowhawk Leather’s renowned Pilot Logbook covers are trusted and treasured by hundreds of pilots across NZ and Australia.

Whether commissioned as special gifts, business accessories or for personal use, Sparrowhawk Leather’s bespoke pieces are prized by their owners and recognised for their distinctive quality.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Oliver, QLD, Australia
Great Product and Service

I'm a return customer that has had my sparrowhawk wallet for 3 years now and it is still so beautiful and colourful. I decided to get my dad a wallet and my brother a laser engraved aniline book cover. The order came so much faster than expected especially with the custom laser engraving. Fiona was amazing at helping me understand the process and provided me with clear information on all custom images and pricing for the work. I truly had such a simple and easy time customising the order and Fiona's communication meant I never spent time wondering how long it was going to take or what was happening. I recomend sparrowhawk to anyone wanting to treat themselves or ordering a special gift. I will be coming back for more when I can think who deserves a wonderful work of art next.

Monique KELLY

Thanks for your help with this project, the book cover is perfect. It is going up in helicopter tomorrow and filming will start!
There are already people interested in your work down here after seeing the book!
Thank you

Deborah Murtagh
The best gift I've given

Thank you so much Fiona for the special gift we arranged together for Michael. I so impressed by your prompt and friendly service during a very busy time of year and the quality and workmanship totally exceeded all expectations! We both totally love the folder and it will be treasured for a lifetime I am sure. We will definitely be purchasing more treasures. I think it's the best gift I've ever given anyone. Thank you again!

Felicity Andrews
Amazing work!

Daniels gifts arrived this morning
They are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!
You are amazing at your work!!

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