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Letterpress Collection Picks For Mum

Half Leather Bound Journal in Letterpress design with custom personalisation

Half Leather Bound Journal in Letterpress design with custom personalisation

If you are starting to think about Mother's Day, you will want to check out our Letterpress collection.

The collection includes books and stationery featuring gorgeous letterpress printed paper designed by the reknowned Italian company Rossi.  The journals, albums and  signature books are all handcrafted in our View Street bindery, matching the gorgeous paper with a fine navy leather finished with decorative hand tooling.  

You can even have your book personalised with a name, date or special message for your mum.  Boxed stationery sets, wax seals and ostrich feather quills are other unique gift options.

For more Mother's Day gift inspiration, have a look at some of our favourite picks below.

Belinda's Signature
Clockwise from top left:  Letterpress pencil pack, Boxed Set of Correspondence Cards, Full Navy Leather Signature Book with Letterpress endpapers, Navy Wrap Journals (2 sizes), Pink Ostrich Feather Quill, Half Leather Journals in Letterpress design (2 sizes)

Clockwise from top left: Letterpress pencil pack, Boxed Set of Correspondence Cards, Full Navy Leather Signature Book with Letterpress endpapers, Navy Wrap Journals (2 sizes), Pink Ostrich Feather Quill, Half Leather Journals in Letterpress design (2 sizes)

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Crafting a Full Leather Journal

There's handcrafted and there is truly handcrafted. 

This term can be used loosely and I often find that products that are labelled as handcrafted will have only 'just' come into contact with hands ... But when we say that we craft our books by hand, we mean just that.  Every individual book is crafted by hand, from the pared leather and raised bands to gluing the boards.  It is a fairly time consuming and labour intensive process, but for us it is a labour of love.  Each book is individual, not machine replicated, and it is this care and attention to detail which guarantees the longevity of our books.  

People often put their head into our View Street bindery and ask questions about the process of binding a book.  So to give you a bit of an idea, here are a few pictures showing some of the steps involved in 'hand' crafting the cover of one of our full leather journals.

Please feel free to comment or ask questions at the bottom of the post.

Cheers,

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To learn more about the craft of bookbinding, come and do a Beginner's Workshop and have a go at making your own hard covered book.  Further details can be found here.

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