A set of cut and folded pages, ready for a new leather journal. The lovely piece of buff-coloured leather to the left, will be the book's cover and the piece of paper printed with golden umbels and dandelions, will be the lining of the cover. All ready to be assembled and stitched!
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This afternoon, I had a bit of spare time, so took the opportunity for a little adventure. In a small town about 15 miles from here, there is a leather supplier, called Harmatan Limited. They supply high quality leather to all kinds of places, for furnishings and upholstery, but also for crafts and bookbinding. I went over there, for the first time, to pay them a visit. I had already bought some beautiful leather pieces online, as they have an Etsy shop; but I wanted to visit and see what else was available.
I came home with all this:
A super-exciting selection of leather pieces. I have Plans for all this gorgeousness (though if you have a request, or suggestion for what I could make, I'd love to hear from you!)
The chaps at Harmatan were really nice and friendly. They went out of their way to be helpful and find me what I wanted. I had hoped for some larger pieces, but the next size up, after their "large" pieces, were full skins - which limited me to one or two colours only, as I couldn't afford more than one, or maybe two skins! The smaller pieces there would make one pocket notebook, the larger will make a leather journal - so I'm happy enough.
Something I haven't photographed though, is a whole (small) skin I bought, in a lovely duck-egg blue. Excited to think of Plans for that blue leather!!
So, this evening, I'm a Happy Lizzie. Off to make dinner now - I think a glass of wine may be permitted, by way of celebration (just a small one; I don't want to fall asleep over my bookbinding tonight!)
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That's my contribution to the WOYWW Story this week - thanks for reading.
Why not pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what else is going on in the crafting world?