A6 Veg Tanned Leather Sketchbook

£75.00

A6 Veg Tanned Leather Sketchbook
by Rachel O’Connell (ROCWORX)

Handmade leather cover with a marbled interior pocket and built-in pen holder
Size: TBC

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Description

“A6 Veg Tanned Leather Sketchbook” is a handmade product by leather and marble artist Rachel O’Connell. This sketchbook/ journal has an interior marbled pocket and pen holder.

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About Rachel O’Connell artist

Rachel O’Connell is a marbelling and leather artist working under the pseudonym ROCWORX. Specifically, she designs beautiful and practical products for the home. Her collections include vessels, plant holders, soft furnishings, lighting and paper art. Most importantly, when it comes to making, she has a zero-waste philosophy. So nothing goes to landfill. And in order to do this, she designs small collections using waste offcuts.

TEXTILES & LEATHER

Rachel O’Connell works from her small studio workshop in Brownston, near Modbury. Where she creates products and artwork using a variety of textiles. Much of her fabric is from mill warehouses, classed as dead stock and saved from landfill. These materials include leather, sheepskin, goatskin, felted wool, vintage denim, organic cork, linen and oilskin. Additionally, Rachel works with veg-tanned leather and sheepskin, both byproducts of the food industry. Each hide is unique in character, often with marks and tonal colourations, each one always different to the next. Leather ages over time, its patina deepening, structurally becoming softer. Ultimately moulding to the wearer and to its use. In fact, when cared for, leather can last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. Most importrantly, if veg-tanned, it can be composted back to the soil. 

MARBELLING

Similarly, Rachel works with other materials when marbelling. She marbles on fabrics and hand-made paper. Often, using paper made with recycled cotton from the fashion industry, as well as Japanese rice paper and found objects. Such as feathers, wood, stones, ceramics, glassware from vintage stores, or reclaimed from charity. If marbling new glassware, she sources from glass makers here in the UK.

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Did you like “A6 Veg Tanned Leather Sketchbook”? Make sure to look at all other Rachel O’Connell pieces for sale.
If you are looking for more crafted work, why not see Botanical Boheme for jewellery or Philippa de Burlet for ceramics.
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