I have finished my first hand made leather sketchbook. It's gone to a good home today. It can be hard to keep stuff for yourself sometimes! I have used a mix of cartridge paper and Bockingford water colour paper for it. There are 8 signatures, giving 160 pages. The cover is 2 layers of leather, a lovely soft reddy brown, and vegtan on the inside. I have used thick waxed linen for the binding, and light natural waxed thread for sewing the cover. This is a simple piece of work, but I have very pleased with the result. I will certainly make some more of those books.