ZMedium Book / Journal Cover - Hand Finished Leather - 1 colour, nameplate
Handmade Leather by Fiona Ritchie for Sparrowhawk
Leather Custom made to order - engraved nameplate available - please allow up to 3 weeks for completion
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Medium Book / Journal Covers - Notebooks / Journals measuring 180mm high to 239mm high
The custom made Notebook / Journal Cover pictured is finished in British Tan with a black on gold engraved nameplate and hand stitched with black waxed Irish linen thread. The "How it is Made" below describes how Fiona made this item. You can select your leather finish, colour, embossed wings piece colour and embossed initials option above.
How is it made?
The full grain leather Notebook / Journal Cover is made from full grain, hand finished, or vegetable tanned, "raw" leather. The leather is cut to an approximate size for the front cover, and the two keepers for the notebook. The keepers and covers are fitted, and the corners shaped, and edges bevelled, stitching lines grooved around the perimeter. The leather is cased and the Sparrowhawk maker's stamp applied to the inside front cover keeper. Several coats of dye are hand applied to each leather piece, and after drying the colour is sealed, waxed and polished. After accurately measuring the nameplate, two holes are punched through the leather cover, and the nameplate is hand riveted. Then the keepers are fitted to the front cover, and the stitching holes around the perimeter are punched through, 3 at a time with a stitching chisel tool and rawhide mallet. Next, these three parts are hand stitched together using Irish Linen waxed thread in a two needle saddle stitch. 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), hand stitched with 4 ply waxed Irish Linen thread. Brass with black engraved nameplate attached with high wear, brass finish rivets.Nameplate specification:
Maximum 12 letters (1 space between), or up to 15 letters if size reduced. 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 name or logo on the nameplate (small additional charge).
The measurements will be roughly, 15 mm wider than your notebook or journal and 25 mm higher than your notebook or journal. Please advise the dimensions of your notebook or journal (Width, when closed, Height, and spine Depth) in the "Instructions" section of your order. We will add on the additional allowances above when we make the pattern for your notebook or journal cover.