East meets west in one journal. Coptic stitched smashbook. Japanese Choigami paper on cover. Hand marbled endpapers from the UK. Cover is protected with brass decorative corners.
Inside pages card stock. Stitched with grey Irish linen thread. Great as a journal or smashbook. The papers are nice and heavy so you can glue your ticket stubs, photos or other ephemera on pages.
Good for holding paper ephemera and dry medium. Great for your artist friends or journallers.
Use some photo corners to add photos and notes.
- 80 pages of blank, 65lb card stock in grey, cream, white and taupe.
- Size is 5½" x 4½"
- European hand marbled end papers (Payhembury)
Coptic binding is a no glue sewing method. It was developed by the ancient Coptic Christians in Egypt in the 2nd century and used until the 11th century. Modern bookbinders picked up the stitch again in the 20th century.
It's used because of the unique chain stitching on the open spine. It's a favourite for sketching and journaling because it lays completely flat when opened.