Handmade journal

I made another leather journal this past week.  I’d shown the one I made in the Daniel Smith workshop  with Janice Berkebile to Fort Nisqually’s shop manager. She liked it and tentatively accepted my offer to make some for sale in the shop.

I found a large scrap of leather at MacPherson’s Leather here in Seattle.  I decided to use the Canson XL Mixed Media paper so that it could be either a fountain-pen friendly writing journal or a sketch book.  It’s 98 #/160 gr paper.

Long stitch and kettle stitch

There are 8 signatures, with 4 folios each.

I’m going to make a second so Fort’s shop manager can do a trial with two.  If they sell, I have enough leather for 2 more.

After I went to the trouble of hand cutting four long straps, Himself told me he has a strap maker/cutter somewhere in his own leather working supplies.  He used to make leather SCA armor.  If I make any more, I’ll have to try to find that tool!

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Handmade journal

  1. Essexdebs says:

    Excellent work and thank you for admiring mine.

  2. Pingback: New sketchbook method | Red Harp Arts

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