New stock: handmade books etc

New stock: blank hardback books made with handmade paper (from 100% long fibre cotton rag). You can use these for all painting and drawing media or use as a journal / ideas book. Each is 32 pages, smooth 210gsm and slightly off-white. Acid-free. One deckle ('feathered') edge.

Our supplier works with a mill in India which directly employs over 50 men and women from local villages and indirectly provides work for bookbinders, printers, envelope makers and a carpenter. The mill also has a farm which is irrigated by run-off water from the paper mill. They grow mostly mangoes and bananas.

As we write this, it is chucking it down in the #Bailgate dithering between rain and snow so we are very jealous and now have a craving for a locally-grown mango and a sit in the sunshine! ...

We also have new handmade gift-wrapping paper and pretty hemp string.