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Birch bark coptic journal

It is a handmade mini bark journal with Coptic binding and hardcovers which are covered with birch tree bark. This blank book is made to order. When you order it I will craft it especially for you.

Choose between 100 and 1000 pages.

Paper thickness: 54 lbs. ( 80 grams/m2).

100% recycled paper pages.

Customization: Please leave a message while you check out and tell me a color for the inside Cover of your craft- all basic colors available ( you can also have the book with coffee-colored insides as on the pictures). Please also choose a thread binding color from the picture with 23 different colors.

The journal you see in the pictures is the 2 x 3 mini variant.
You can also choose your color from options.
Please specify in a message to me if you would like for me, to further customize your journal in the making process.

One day in the forest with my cousin we gathered some natural materials from fallen trees. One such material was bark from a birch tree, which lied fallen on the ground next to the off-road. We wanted to save this good eco bark material from just rotting together with its tree. Since then we reclaim birch bark from dead birches from different forests.
The softy tough bark is an amazing material and feels on touch as cork and is very flexible.
That's why I now have in store lots of birch bark from which I will hand-make this journal for you.

I make this handmade birch bark journal from white crafting paper, thick crafting cardstock, slightly waxed Molyneux thread, and ecofriendly glue.
Firstly I make the covers from thick cardstock and glue strongly the birch bark on the cardstock and punch holes for the thread. After that I prepare the paper for the pages- I cut them, then fold them and finally I punch the holes in the pages. Then I sew the components with the Coptic stitched way of binding books. I waxed slightly the Molyneux thread because this gives it longer life and better performance of the journal.

The shipping packaging is made with the extra protection of bubble postal envelopes, reclaimed soft materials, and card boxes. We reclaim packaging materials from technology products unboxed from different local shops.

We will donate a sum from your purchase to plant one tree with the Bulgarian Foundation 77. We will leave a monthly report for the donated money of a given Month in our blog section on the website.

Thank you for visiting our handmade shop!

Handmade always delivers more! Made by me for you!

Hristo Hvoynev