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.
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!