Sketchbook – Large

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I HANDMAKE my SKETCHBOOK – LARGE with the utmost care and a heart for nature in Belgium. I only use recuperated Leather, as well as certified paper and mostly natural materials.

You can choose from numerous options to make your book all your own, like no one elses’. For example: Leather Color, Personalization on the cover, Closure Style and more.

Therefore every book is completely UNIQUE 

I recuperate the Leather from old Leather seats and sofas and it changes constantly as I find new couches to dismantle. In essence the choice in available leather colors, perpetually changes as well.  So that makes the book YOU buy TRULY ONE OF A KIND. 

The unique binding visible on the spine allows your book to always lie flat for an excellent writing and or sketching experience.  


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Sketchbook – Large

I handmake my SKETCHBOOK – LARGE in Belgium, with the utmost care and most important with a HEART FOR NATURE.

I cut the leather roughly to size as well as a piece of cork. Subsequently, I glue both pieces together to form a sturdy leather cover.

I fasten the same template to the book because it helps me punch the holes where the paper will be sewn into the cover later.

The paper is delivered in large parent sheets. I cut the paper to size in sets 9 (9 sheets to a signature)  once I have marked the paper. Next, I get the correct number of signatures, print them when needed, fold them, and cut them again to even the edges. 

I cut the Flypapers to size as well. I fold them over the first and last signatures. 

Both the cover and the paper are now ready to be sewn together.  

The Signatures are hand sewn into the cover, but unlike most bindings, this one is visible on the outside. As can be seen, our books show a decorative stitch on the outside of the spine. 

The unique stitching allows your book to always lay flat when writing or drawing. 

Make YOUR SKETCHBOOK – LARGE  all your own by choosing from different options like:

  • Leather Color
  • Personalization on the Cover
  • Blank or LIned
  • Closure Style
  • and more

The Materials for my Sketchbook – Large:

The Leather:

I recuperate the Leather from old Leather seats and sofas. As I find new couches to dismantle, I add new available colors and textures of Leather. Therefore the choice of available leather colors perpetually changes as well. That makes the products YOU buy undoubtedly TRULY ONE OF A KIND.

I find these couches within a 10 to 15-kilometer radius of my home. As a result, I keep my Ecological Footprint as small as possible.

We use as many Certified and Ecological materials as possible. In Short, it helps us keep true to our Ecological Concept.

I distribute the unused materials of these couches amongst other partners. For instance: foam, feathers, and other filling materials. Consequently, they in turn upcycle or recycle these materials as well. For example, Insulation Materials, stuffing for kids’ toys, Animal Bedding, Automotive Applications as well as Mats for Martial Arts, and other sports flooring. Obviously, there are many more uses.

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The Cork: 

I use a 2mm thick insulation cork to strengthen the leather covers on the inside, when necessary. This type of cork is much more refined which makes it more flexible. Cork is a 100% natural product, which of course is a bonus. 

The Paper for my Sketchbook – Large: 

The Flypapers:

The papers in the front and back of the book block are called “Flypapers”. 

Flypapers give your book that extra touch. Specifically, they give the writing or drawing paper extra protection from dirt and handling.

The paper has a very natural look and weighs 100gr/m². There are 10 different soft colors to choose from.  

The paper is VEGAN and will not discolor with age or disintegrate and is acid-free. 

The Bookblock:

The writing or sketching paper on the inside, otherwise called “Bookblock”, is divided into several signatures. They look like small booklets. Each of these signatures contains 9 sheets or 36 pages. 

I chose the paper with great care for its quality as well as for the necessary ecological certification (FSC or PEFC) and always produced acid-free, without bleach or other aggressive chemicals. Therefore it will not discolor with age nor disintegrate. 

The paper you can choose from is either 120gr/m² or 160gr/m². Most of the books out there contain paper between 50gr/m² and 90gr/m². 

The extra thickness of the paper is not only great for writing on one hand, but you can also use many other art media. For example fountain pen, pencil, markers, crayon and pastels, even watercolor on the thickest paper. The smooth texture of the paper allows for a  superior writing and drawing results. 


The Thread 

The sewing thread is made of five-ply waxed linen. The 5 strands of linen are twisted and waxed. For this reason it is very sturdy and will not break.