0009 - Bark and Bead A5 Journal
Hand Stitched Journal sewn on cords (Opens flat)
The covers of this journals are hand painted and sponged. The gorgeous thick bark decoration on the cover came from an Australian gum tree that stands majestically in my front garden. It sheds it's wonderful bark every year. The spine has four strings of wood beads in various sizes and colours mixed with hand made paper beads. The front edges of the books pages are individually hand cut "Ocean Wave" style as shown in the graphic.
The method of binding used for this book which is very strong and sturdy, also allows it to open completely flat for writing, pasting or sketching. It is quite similar to that of coptic binding.
The beauty about giving a Journal as a gift is that even those people who have everything can always use one. If they happen to be not too overly thrilled with the one you picked out for them, they can always use it to write grocery lists. If they simply adore it, they will caress it with memories of you every time they write in it. However, weather you choose one of these books for personal use, or as a gift, the attention to detail and exquisite design will make any one's calligraphy or scribbles that much more than special.
When I list the number of pages in a book, I am referring to one side of each leaf. For example, in a book with numbered pages, Page 17 would be on one side of the leaf or piece of paper, Page 18 on the other side. Therefore, a book with 224 pages would have 112 leaves.
224 Pages - Cover Size: (15.5 x 22 cm) (6 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches approx.)
This book is numbered and signed