29 Dec 2013

Bookbinding- softcover leather notebook

Holiday and lots of time to spend in the studio. 
The bookbinding projects are under progress. I have made a notebook with nubuck-leather cover.
Nubuck is cattle leather that has been sanded on the grain side producing a velvet-like surface. It is very soft and extremely sensitive - it´s very easy to make marks or stain it.
Because it very soft - its extremely hard to pare. Therefore I decided to do a notebook with softcover and no turn-ins.

I made the book block with Fabriano Accademia paper, 120 g/m3. (I´m very found of Fabriano paper.) The endpapers are Hahnemühle Ingres, mouse -gray.
As cover I used Nubuck that I have purchase from Shepherds. It has a very nice mouse-gray colour.
On the front cover I made a blind embossing.  

190x140 mm.

blind embossing


  1. Så fin! Jag har alltid velat gjort en vagga, men inte kommit för mig. Kram från Djura