Harvest Bouquet Pocket Ecoprinted Journal or Sketchbook

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Hardcover, 6 inches by 4.25 inches - the perfect size for tucking in your purse or backpack. 176 pages of acid-free, unlined 60 lb drawing paper, which is fountain-pen friendly and perfect for writing, sketching and more. Hand bound with Coptic stitch so the pages lie flat when the book is opened. A one-of-a-kind gift for you or someone special. 

The covers and end pages of this book are made from watercolour paper I printed with flowers and leaves grown at Maple Ridge Farm in Sydenham, Ontario.

Making books is a labor of love and involves many steps. First, I create one-of-a-kind ecoprints by hand picking and artfully arranging locally grown flowers, leaves, seeds and roots on watercolour paper, which I press and steam -- a process called ecoprinting. The colorful patterns on my book covers and end pages are created by the unique combination of natural dyes and pigments released by the petals and foliage.

I choose the very best ecoprints for the covers and end pages of my books. I treat the cover prints with a special Japanese starch to make them more durable and also give them a pleasing leather-like feel. Then I carefully fold and glue the covers of my hardcover journals using high quality acid-free book board. I bind each journal by hand using waxed linen thread.The Coptic stitch binding I use creates beautiful exposed braids on the spine and allows the pages to lie flat when the book is open.

I hope someone will enjoy using this book as much as I enjoyed making it.