Ginkgo Leaf Notebook
*The cover is an original work of art
*All the colours on the cover come from plants
*8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide (22 cm x 14 cm)
*Hand bound with linen thread
*48 pages of FSC-certified lined paper inside
*Free personalization on the front cover, if desired
*A unique gift for you or someone special
1 in stock
The cover of this handcrafted notebook is a one-of-a-kind ecoprint I created on watercolour paper using ginkgo leaves and natural logwood dye. Inside are 48 pages of FSC-certified 60# lined writing paper, which is marker and fountain-pen friendly.
The distinctive fan-shaped ginkgo leaf is a symbol of longevity because a tree can live for a thousand years and also a symbol of of profound endurance through hardship because four ginkgo trees survived the nuclear blast at Hiroshima and are still growing today.
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 notebook by hand using waxed linen thread and the chain stitch creates a pleasing pattern on the book’s spine.
If you wish, I will personalize the front cover free of charge by heat embossing a name or initials on the lower right-hand corner.
Handcrafted with care by Peta Bailey in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Please favourite my Etsy shop to see my newest listings. To learn more about my ecoprinting and bookbinding practice, follow me on Instagram or Facebook at @studiopetabooks.
|Dimensions||23 × 15 × 0.5 cm|
botanical contact print, ecoprinted paper, ginkgo leaves, natural dyes and pigments, watercolour paper, waxed linen thread