hand-bound journal: mandala
This book is meant to be used. When we have beautiful things made by hand, we are more likely to use them in a meaningful way. I begin by hand-tearing soft white, unlined, acid-free, 80# text paper that is ideal for drawing and writing with pen or pencil. The exposed spine stitching allows the book to lay flat when it is open. This journal is covered with tea-dyed organic cotton/hemp fabric. It is adorned with an ochre patch that is naturally dyed with fustic and then hand-stitched with a mandala design. The result is a timeless book that is authentic and useful. The journal is hand-bound and contains 116 pages of unlined soft white acid-free paper. Measures 5 x 6.5”.