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Leather Bound Journals

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

The journal that started it all! Beautiful, rich leathers hand-sewn with high-quality durable papers.


Leather journals from Hypatia Book Arts, Martha's Vineyard
Leather Journal Collection

Meet the family of leather-bound journals to inspire your creativity and magic!


AVALON - LEATHER BOUND COTTON RAG

Size: 8” x 6”

Paper: 100% cotton rag handmade paper, 144 pages (72 leaves)

Cost: $220

Handmade sheet by sheet, genuine rag papers are rare, and it is the fiber length of this raw material that gives khadi rag papers their exceptional strength, durability, and beauty. Khadi 100% cotton rag are made with neutral pH sizing, thus genuinely acid free. The papers are ideal for all painting, writing, and drawing media.

MERLIN - CLASSIC LEATHER-BOUND WATERCOLOR

Size: Available in 5 sizes!

Pocket: 5.25" x 4"

Medium: 7" x 5.5"

Large: 10" x 7"

Extra Large: 14" x 10.5"

Landscape: 7" x 5"

Paper: 160 gsm luxury archival watercolor paper, 240 pages (160 leaves) - perfect for every writing, drawing, and painting medium.

Cost: Pocket $60, Medium $145, Large $240, Extra Large $350, Landscape $120

Sturdy hand-sewn pages that open flat for unhampered access. Beautifully bound in thick and supple rustic leathers.


EXCALIBUR - LEATHER-BOUND HEMP PAPER

Size: 9” x 7.25”

Paper: Hand-made hemp paper, 144 pages (72 leaves)

Cost: $255

Hemp is an exquisite handmade paper in a natural oatmeal color that looks and feels like a canvas. Suitable for a wide range of media including pastel, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, pen and ink.


OBERON - LEATHER-BOUND MULBERRY PAPER

Size: 9” x 7”

Paper: Scrumptious handmade mulberry paper, 144 pages (72 leaves)

Cost: $225

Mulberry Paper is handmade from the branches of the renewable mulberry bush. Textured and beautiful earth-tone pages are both a tactile and visual delight! Suitable for all writing instruments, as well as a great paper upon which to paste photos/collage/memorabilia.


LOKTA LOVE

Size: 7” x 5.5”

Paper: Thick, sturdy, soft, and natural handmade lokta paper, 128 pages (64 leaves)

Cost: $170

Lokta is handmade in Nepal. One of the most environmentally friendly papers on earth! These thick and sturdy, soft and natural, smooth and “sun-kissed” pages feel as wonderful and inviting as your favorite old pair of jeans! These pages are wonderful for writing, pasting and collaging, stamping and printing, and all kinds of pens, including fountain pen and pencils. Faber Castell paint pens are also fabulous on this paper.



PAPER TYPES OVERVIEW

COTTON RAG

Handmade sheet by sheet. Genuine rag papers are rare, and it is the fiber length of this raw material that gives khadi rag papers their exceptional strength, durability, and beauty. Khadi 100% cotton rag are made with neutral pH sizing, thus genuinely acid free. The papers are ideal with all painting and drawing media.


WATERCOLOR

160 gsm soft white and archival. Great as a multi-purpose, multi-media paper.


HEMP

An exquisite handmade paper in a natural oatmeal color that looks and feels like a canvas. Suitable for a wide range of media including pastel, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, pen, and ink.

MULBERRY

Handmade from the branches of the renewable mulberry bush. Textured and beautiful earth-tone pages are both a tactile and visual delight! Suitable for all writing instruments, as well as a great paper upon which to paste photos, collage, or memorabilia.

LOKTA

Handmade in Nepal. One of the most environmentally friendly papers on earth! These thick and sturdy, soft and natural, smooth and “sun-kissed” pages feel as wonderful and inviting as your favorite old pair of jeans! These pages are wonderful for writing, pasting and collaging, stamping and printing, and all kinds of pens, including fountain pen and pencils. Faber Castell paint pens are also fabulous on this paper.



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