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!

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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