Day Lily Pocket Notebook

$9.00

*The cover of each notebook is an original work of art
*All the cover colours come from plants
*Hand bound with linen thread
*5.75 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide
*48 pages of FSC-certified lined paper inside
*A unique gift for you or someone special

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Description

The cover of each one of these hand bound mini notebooks is an original ecoprint I created on watercolour paper using petals from day lilies and other flowers I grew in my garden. Inside are 48 pages of 60# FSC-certified lined paper, which is fountain pen and marker friendly.

Day lily flowers bloom for just one day – opening the morning and closing for good in the evening. Yet the parent plants are prolific and produce multiple blooms day after day, each blossom reminding us to savour the simple fleeting moments of everyday life. Day lily petals never cease to surprise me because the orange and red petals print beautiful shades of blue.

Ecoprinting, which is also called botanical contact printing, is the process of capturing dyes and pigments in leaves and flowers on paper using heat and pressure. All the colors you see come from plants – I don’t use any synthetic dyes, inks or paints – and every print is unique. I choose the very best ecoprints for notebook covers, then seal the covers with a special Japanese starch to make them more durable. II bind each book by hand using waxed linen thread and the chain stitch creates a pleasing pattern on the book’s spine.

Handcrafted with care by Peta Bailey in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Additional information

Weight 0.04 kg
Dimensions 17 × 13 × 0.5 cm
Choose ecoprint cover

Clear Skies, Fiery, Smoky, Stormy, Sunrise, Sunset

Materials

botanical contact print, ecoprinted paper, flower petals, lined writing paper, natural dyes and pigments, watercolour paper, waxed linen thread