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Arches Text Wove - 120gsm
Our standard paper for almost 20 years
No bleeding or feathering when using a fountain pen.
A great overall paper and multi use artist paper with a slightly toothed surface
About 90% opacity
100% cotton rag
Accepts up to medium w/c washes, wavy while wet but dries down flat
No Bleeding or feathering with the wettest of inks but best for broad nib FP’s
Color remeniscent of the heavy creme used in your morning coffee
Frankfurt White - 120gsm
About 90% opacity
Hard surface paper for smooth fountain pen writing
No Bleeding or feathering with the wettest of inks
Cotton and Cellulose paper with a beautiful wavy laid pattern
Acid-free
A white white colored paper
Frankfurt Creme - 120gsm
About 90% opacity
Hard surface paper for smooth fountain pen writing
No Bleeding or feathering with the wettest of inks
Cotton and Cellulose paper with a beautiful wavy laid pattern
Acid-free
A crisp antique yellow/creme colored paper

Book of Shadows

$647.00

Product Description

The Book of Shadows is a Generational book used for Family memories, Spells or whatever you want remembered and passed down thru time.
It is made to be passed down from generation to generation.
That's because we use Italian leather and one of the longest lasting papers in the world, made in France from the Arches paper mills.

This book is Impressive, Large (11 x 14 inches), 320 pages and weighs about 12 pounds.
The paper it all hand torn from 26x40 inch parent size sheets.
Each of the 8 - 40 page sections is individually hand stitched with our Unique X pattern.
This book will lay flat when opened.

We are reintroducing it and it will be available thru this Sunday only.
It's available as a Traditional style book or with the Wrap and Tie closure (pictured).
It's available in either Black or the Heavier Rustic Brown leathers.
The make time on this book is 4-6 weeks.

Details of this book and the paper are below along with some closeup images.
 

leather.jpg

First off... OUR LEATHER

Our leather comes from a 6th generation tannery in the Italian Alps just outside of Venice, Italy.
The Heavier Rustic Brown and Black are 2.2mm thick.  The Flight Jacket is 1.5mm thick.  All of them are as one customer said, "...to die for. Not to soft, not to stiff, not to thick not to thin, just perfect."  You will not find this leather anywhere else.  The patina developed over time will not only enrich it's look and make you the envy of others but it will draw you in and inspire you as it moves from one refill to the next over time.  This is a leather that you will not want to let go of.

There is nothing you need to do our leathers to care for them. Use them vigorously and without mercy.  Scratch it and it will heal when rubbed.
That is one of the beauties of our leather... elegant, soft and luscious yet nearly bombproof.  There is no need to pamper it.  Just use it and know it is developing an inner beauty as you do.

Unbranded English cow are the hides we use for our leather.  They are all a byproduct of the meat eating industry.  It is the responsible use of available resources.
There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with our Italian tannery for 2 years to develop our leather and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.  That should tell you something about it's durability.

 

vlb-11x14-info-front.jpg

The BOOK
Shown with Wrap and Tie Closure

Available in a Traditional Style or with the Wrap and Tie Closure.

Outside Dimensions: 11.5w X 14.5h X 4d
Sheet Size: 11w X 14h
# Pages:  320 pages where 1 page = one side of one sheet (like pages in a novel).

There are 8 - 40 page sections, entirely hand stitched with an X pattern up and down the spine.

 
vlb-11x14-info-stitch.jpg

Hand Stitching Closeup

Each of the 8 - 40 page sections are individually hand stitched into the spine.

Our Unique Hand Stitching assures this book will lay completely flat when opened up.

 
old-paper.jpg

PAPER - OVERVIEW

We have 3 European, hand-torn papers.  This book is made with our Arches paper.

Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.
Pick one paper for your entire journal OR pick a different paper for each refill.

Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove.  The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free.

And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

arches.jpg

PAPER - ARCHES TEXT WOVE (our standard)

Arches, from France, is the world's longest lasting paper (at least NASA thought so when it printed 250 artist proofs and launched them into outer space on the Shuttle Discovery in 1990). It is moderately sized, has a slight tooth and is one of the finest multi use artist papers and perfect for your ballpoint, rollerball, pencil or broad nib/stubbed fountain pen. It will not feather or bleed and you can write on both sides too. It will handle watercolor and gouache washes, copic markers, colored pencils, graphite and... you can scrub it some too. This paper is not only beautiful but it is the workhorse of papers for professional artists.

 
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Product Description

The Book of Shadows is a Generational book used for Family memories, Spells or whatever you want remembered and passed down thru time.
It is made to be passed down from generation to generation.
That's because we use Italian leather and one of the longest lasting papers in the world, made in France from the Arches paper mills.

This book is Impressive, Large (11 x 14 inches), 320 pages and weighs about 12 pounds.
The paper it all hand torn from 26x40 inch parent size sheets.
Each of the 8 - 40 page sections is individually hand stitched with our Unique X pattern.
This book will lay flat when opened.

We are reintroducing it and it will be available thru this Sunday only.
It's available as a Traditional style book or with the Wrap and Tie closure (pictured).
It's available in either Black or the Heavier Rustic Brown leathers.
The make time on this book is 4-6 weeks.

Details of this book and the paper are below along with some closeup images.
 

leather.jpg

First off... OUR LEATHER

Our leather comes from a 6th generation tannery in the Italian Alps just outside of Venice, Italy.
The Heavier Rustic Brown and Black are 2.2mm thick.  The Flight Jacket is 1.5mm thick.  All of them are as one customer said, "...to die for. Not to soft, not to stiff, not to thick not to thin, just perfect."  You will not find this leather anywhere else.  The patina developed over time will not only enrich it's look and make you the envy of others but it will draw you in and inspire you as it moves from one refill to the next over time.  This is a leather that you will not want to let go of.

There is nothing you need to do our leathers to care for them. Use them vigorously and without mercy.  Scratch it and it will heal when rubbed.
That is one of the beauties of our leather... elegant, soft and luscious yet nearly bombproof.  There is no need to pamper it.  Just use it and know it is developing an inner beauty as you do.

Unbranded English cow are the hides we use for our leather.  They are all a byproduct of the meat eating industry.  It is the responsible use of available resources.
There is simply nothing better in the world than Italian tanned leather using English cow. We worked with our Italian tannery for 2 years to develop our leather and it is unavailable anywhere else except at Frye Boots. They loved our leather so much that they started using it to make their boots.  That should tell you something about it's durability.

 

vlb-11x14-info-front.jpg

The BOOK
Shown with Wrap and Tie Closure

Available in a Traditional Style or with the Wrap and Tie Closure.

Outside Dimensions: 11.5w X 14.5h X 4d
Sheet Size: 11w X 14h
# Pages:  320 pages where 1 page = one side of one sheet (like pages in a novel).

There are 8 - 40 page sections, entirely hand stitched with an X pattern up and down the spine.

 
vlb-11x14-info-stitch.jpg

Hand Stitching Closeup

Each of the 8 - 40 page sections are individually hand stitched into the spine.

Our Unique Hand Stitching assures this book will lay completely flat when opened up.

 
old-paper.jpg

PAPER - OVERVIEW

We have 3 European, hand-torn papers.  This book is made with our Arches paper.

Whether you write, draw or do both... using anything from a fountain pen to watercolor brushes, you will have the perfect paper.
Pick one paper for your entire journal OR pick a different paper for each refill.

Our Standard paper is Arches Text Wove.  The Frankfurt papers are our premium papers and while made more for fountain pens, work very well for water coloring too.

Our papers are all 120gsm in weight which give them the body you will love.
They will not feather or bleed with a fountain pen and are acid free.

And because you can write on both sides with any pen or pencil, it's like having twice the amount of usable pages you would have in a book with thinner paper.

We also hand tear all of our papers from larger parent sheets to give you the rough, authentic and artisanal look and feel.

arches.jpg

PAPER - ARCHES TEXT WOVE (our standard)

Arches, from France, is the world's longest lasting paper (at least NASA thought so when it printed 250 artist proofs and launched them into outer space on the Shuttle Discovery in 1990). It is moderately sized, has a slight tooth and is one of the finest multi use artist papers and perfect for your ballpoint, rollerball, pencil or broad nib/stubbed fountain pen. It will not feather or bleed and you can write on both sides too. It will handle watercolor and gouache washes, copic markers, colored pencils, graphite and... you can scrub it some too. This paper is not only beautiful but it is the workhorse of papers for professional artists.

 

Materials

Our Paper

This is an older video we are using as a placeholder until I can upload a new video.  We use the same papers, though, and have been for almost 20 years.

Arches Text Wove: 120gsm, 100% cotton rag with a slight tooth and light creme color.
Frankfurt Creme:  120gsm, cotton rag and purified pulp with a wavy laid smooth hard finish and antique yellowish creme color.
Frankfurt White:  same as the Creme except this is a white white paper.





Our Leather

Shipping

Our Ship Times:

We are a group of craftspeople who make your order for you when it is ordered. Things can take 1 day to several weeks to make, depending on what you ordered. If you have a specific timing need please tell us by putting it in the comments with your order.

Our Carrier:

We ship USPS for domestic and international shipping. Most items ship Priority Mail unless you select Express. Priority is 2-3 business days to USA locations and Express is 1-2 business days.

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