Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hand sewn suede leather buckle sketchbook

I love hand sewn bookbinding. Here is my latest creation, a sketchbook made from heavy brown suede. It measures 9"x11" with 100 pages of handmade pink and white sketch paper.

I used a template from Tandy for the flower designs, but instead of tooling them in (this suede won't do it), I used archival blank ink. Next time I think I'll add my own twisted tree designs.

Of course, this one is for me.

Now, to get back to work on a 500 page journal.


K2 Designs said...

Tracey this is AWESOME!!! You did a FANTASTIC job on it! Love that you used homemade paper in your sketchpad as well. You're so darn talented girlfriend! Can't wait to see some of your sketches now. TFS your art with us. hugs,Karen

Tracey R Gates said...

Thank you Karen. I'm glad you like it. I'll get the sketches up soon.