The CATKIN is handmade from the finest eco-friendly leather (approx 2mm thick) in the colour of your choice.

The design includes a hand-sewn full-height pocket. Choose whether to have this pocket fitted inside front or rear.

The edges are dyed and sealed. Choose you thread and elastic colours to accompany this totally hand-made cover.

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If you like the WILLOW notebook and it’s lightweight feel, the CATKIN provides all the benefits of the WILLOW along with a secretarial pocket, stitched either to the Inside Back Cover or the Inside Front Cover (your choice), which can be filled with all those important little pieces of paper you have nowhere else for. The pocket will have been carefully cut and dyed by hand and hand-stitched onto the cover with the best waxed-polyester thread. You can even specify the shape of the pocket (see photo of choices available above).  The cover and the pocket are available in a wide variety of colours.  As with my other ranges, you are able to specify a multitude of options to personalise your journal cover. It is hand-crafted, from the finest eco-friendly vegetable tanned leathers. The leather used is real genuine full-grain, the most sought after section of leather. Most of the dyes used are low VOC environmentally-friendly, which are genuinely appreciated by the conscientious planet-aware consumer. The waxes used to provide a top level protection to the item are also natural materials. Not only is it a strong and long-lasting notebook cover, it also looks and feels superb - on the inside, as well as the outside. All the journal covers, no matter which size you pick will come with 4 ELASTICS INSIDE, with a SPINE MOUNTED ELASTIC CLOSURE. Extra elastic will be enclosed so that if you want to loop in extra refills you may do so with the same colour.  Note that with the Catkin, the stitching will only run as far as the pocket requires, not all round the perimeter. The Notebook covers, no matter which size you pick are fitted with 4 ELASTICS INSIDE, with a SPINE MOUNTED ELASTIC CLOSURE. Extra elastic will be enclosed so that if you want to add extra refills you may do so with the same colour. As with all the journal ranges from Meadowgate Leather, this cover is named after a tree (or part of) - the Catkin.

There are threee choices of rear pocket: Secretarial, Boarding Pass or Straight.

  1. Sizes: A7, Passport, Pocket, A6, Personal, B6 (ISO&JIS), Regular, Cahier, Slim, A5, B5. Check your size.
  2. Colour: Available in all dye colours as shown on the colour chart
  3. Elastics: 4 Suspension elastics, 1 Closure loop.
  4. Edge Finish: Dyed and varnished.

Am very happy with my purchase. Will be a gift for a friend and I know she's going to love it :)

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this cover so much. Such an awesome seller too, great communication and helped me out with my ordering questions and requests.

Never been disappointed in your beautiful hand worked TNs

My first purchase from Mike and definitely not my last. Love the colour and just right size for handbag.

Great leather and craftsmanship. Love it!

So what will my Default Cover look like?:  The Cover the size and colour of your choice (also dyed inside). Exterior finished with polish. Secretarial Pocket stitched to Inside rear Cover (dyed to same colour as cover). Leather edges dyed with complimentary colour and sealed. No pen loop.  Maker's Stamp on the back cover.  Standard overhang.  No name tag. 4 suspension elastics and 1 closure elastic loop. Elastic colours chosen by me. If that doesn't suit, you'll need to let me know your choice.