Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Handmade Journal by Curnow

While I was in Davis, California a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and dining with an FPN postcard swapper and his wife and daughter.  He has recently retired and taken up the hobby of bookbinding.

I had the opportunity to look at and purchase one of his beautiful journals, with the promise of first dibs on the leather covered journals that he will be working on this summer and fall.

This journal is wonderful. The cover is hard and extremely well made. It has nine sigatures with 10 pages each, for a total of 90 pages, 180 front and back.

 The paper in this journal is a lovely soft speckled grey which takes fountain pen ink exceptionally well.

There is some minor show through and a small amount of bleedthrough, mainly from the super saturated inks and the notorious Noodler's Bad Green Gator.  If you will be attending the San Francisco Pen Show, look for his table and pick up a few, otherwise you can find him below or on the Fountain Pen Network.


Stephanie said...

Ooh, reminds me of my favored Paperblanks books. :) I really like the swirly cover, and that it lays flat. Hurray for more journal choices!

Trece said...

How wonderful!! What a fabulous new journal!!

Shoplet said...

Wow that looks great! Hopefully he uses recycled paper in his books!

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