Coptic Stitched Journals

These journals are often called “lay flat” journals because the coptic stitch allows them to lay flat when they are opened.  They are all bound by hand and the covers are handmade from a variety of materials, including book board, repurposed book covers and fabrics. They are perfect for writing, drawing or whatever else your can dream up.

All of my journals are created in a pet friendly, smoke free environment.  These journals are lovingly made by hand, not by machine and this means they may not be “perfect”.  Their slight imperfections only lend to their charm and uniqueness.

Every effort is made to represent the colors as accurately as possible, but please note that colors can vary by the type of device and display they are viewed on.

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If you are interested in purchasing any of these journals, please visit my shop at the Urban Artist Online Market. https://urbanartistmarket.com/store/julie-dawn-designs/

Animated Nature Journal – $55

This journal cover contains a reprint of the cover of the vintage book “The Earth and Animated Nature” on the front cover and a collage of vintage hummingbird related papers on the back cover.  The covers are made from repurposed hardcover books.  There are 10 signatures with 16 pages (front and back) of hand dyed papers in colors that match the hummingbirds on the covers.  The pages are dyed using both inks and coffee and the edges of the pages are hand deckled.  The journal has clips on each side with a sari ribbon tie to keep it closed when not in use. It measures approximately 8 1/2 inches high and 5 1/2 inches wide.

Chickadee – $50

This journal cover contains a vintage image of a fluffy bird perched amongst several roses on the front cover and a collage of other birds and flowers on the back cover.  The covers are made from repurposed hardcover books.  There are 9 signatures with 16 pages (front and back) of hand dyed papers in various shades of pink.  The pages are dyed using both inks, dyes, as well as coffee and the edges of the pages are hand deckled.  The journal has clips on each side with a sari ribbon tie to keep it closed when not in use. This journal measures approximately 8 1/2 inches high and 5 1/4 inches wide.

Desert Flower – $48

This journal cover features vintages papers with cactus flowers on the front and back covers. The covers are made from repurposed hardcover books.  There are 10 signatures with 16 pages (front and back) of hand dyed papers in colors that match the flowers on the covers.  The pages are dyed using both inks and coffee and the edges of the pages are hand deckled.  The journal has clips on each side with a sari ribbon tie to keep it closed when not in use. This journal measures approximately 7 1/4 inches high and 4 3/4 inches wide.

Penelope’s Garden – $55

This journal has covers that are painted in shades of blues, pinks and violets.  It contains painted and collaged flowers on the front cover and collaged flowers on the back cover.  The covers are made from a repurposed hardcover book.  There are a total of 160 pages, front and back, of 10 signatures with 16 pages (front and back).  These papers are hand dyed papers in colors that coordinate with the covers. The pages are dyed using both inks and coffee and the edges of the pages are hand deckled.  The journal has clips on each side with a sari ribbon tie to keep it closed when not in use. It measures approximately 8 3/4 inches high and 5 1/4 inches wide.

World Traveler – $45

This journal cover contains atlas pages on both front and back covers. Each signature is also covered by an atlas page.  There are 10 signatures with sixteen pages (front and back) of unlined, hand deckled, white paper in each. The journal has an elastic band with a charm to keep it closed when not in use and has a sari ribbon tassel with wooden bead on the spine. This journal measures approximately 9 1/2   inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide.

Around the World – $45

This journal cover contains atlas pages on both front and back covers. Each signature is also covered by an atlas page.  There are 10 signatures with sixteen pages (front and back) of unlined, hand deckled, white paper in each. The journal has an elastic band with a charm to keep it closed when not in use and has a sari ribbon tassel with wooden bead on the spine. This journal measures approximately 9 1/2   inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide.

Whimsical Garden – $40

This journal is made from three layers of fabric that have reverse applique designs stitched into them.  It contains 11 signatures with 16 pages (front and back) of white, unlined paper in each. This paper is suitable for both writing and sketching.  All of the pages are hand deckled.  The journal is designed so that it lays flat when opened.  There is a pocket on the inside front cover.  The journal has an elastic band with a heart charm to keep it closed and there is a tassel and charm on the spine.  This journal measures approximately 9 inches high by 6 inches wide.

Wild Flowers – $35 – Sold

Tropical Paradise – $35 – Sold

A Day in the Garden – $38 

This journal is made from designer upholstery fabric samples.  It contains 10 signatures with 16 pages (front and back) of unlined white, hand deckled paper in each.  There is a pocket on both the inside of the front and back covers.  It has an elastic band with a charm to keep the journal closed, and also has a tassel and charm on the spine. This journal measures approximately 9 1/2   inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide.

Crazy Daisy – $35 – Sold

Cosmopolitan – $35 Sold

 

Celebrate Spring – $35 – Sold

Tranquility – $35 – Sold