Lily & Leaves 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
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The cover of this handcrafted notebook is a one-of-a-kind ecoprint I created on watercolour paper using day lilies and smokebush leaves from my garden. Inside are 48 pages of FSC-certified 60# lined writing paper, which is marker and fountain-pen 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 such 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. I 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.
|Dimensions||23 × 15 × 0.5 cm|
botanical contact print, ecoprinted paper, maple leaves, morning glories, natural dyes and pigments, watercolour paper, waxed linen thread