Scottish Elm Coptic Bound Notebooks

Back in stock ! Hand-made by Julie Durkacz, wooden notebooks with Scottish Elm covers finished with Danish oil and beeswax polish. The inner pages are made from recycled paper, hand stitched with linen thread using traditional Coptic bookbinding techniques. The pages have a luxurious feel to the touch.

I have a little A6 bound Wooden Journal which Julie made when she was working with leather, I write all my home-made recipe ideas in it, but it looks like I may soon be investing in a Coptic bound book too.

fig and lime vinigretteFig and Lime Vinaigrette

2tbls Olive Oil

1tbls Fig Vinegar

Pinch of Rock Salt

Ground Black Pepper to taste

Juice of 1/2 a Lime


Put everything into a container with a good sealing lid and shake well.

Drizzle over salad.

Julie Durkacz | Watch – Notebooks | The Bay Attic


Scottish Elm Solid Wood Notebook Journals

Just in, beautiful solid wood Scottish Elm notebook journals by Julie Durkacz. The wood has a lovely grain and colour enhanced by finishing with Danish oil and beeswax polish.

The books are Coptic bound.  The open-spine shows the threading and stitching. The exposed stitching is an essential element of the design of the book, this type of open-spine binding and stitching is often used for artists books, since it allows a 360-degree display of the book.

The inner pages are made from 200gsm recycled paper.

We have two sizes of notebook journal available. A5 – 148.5mm x 210mm approximately and A6 – 105mm x 148.5mm approximately.

Julie Durkacz | Bay Attic | Hinnigan Textiles


We’re in Print at Clyde Life Magazine

Clyde Life magazine are committed to supporting local businesses and encourage local people to use local business services. So, when we were contacted by Ellen Arnison from Clyde Life, we were very excited that she asked to include us in her blog round-up.

Ellen’s article,  A Raft of Blogs centers on local news in blogs. Ellen writes,

“For a while the Tall Ships fleet dominated the coastline and hearts and minds of local people. It’s no surprise then that the Tall Ships have dominated local blogs too.”

The Tall Ships event and it’s location at the James Watt Dock in Greenock, certainly roused many locals about the historic dockland sugar sheds. This drive lead to the creation of  “Keep Greenock’s Sugar Sheds A Community Space” on Facebook and mixed reaction articles in the local paper.

Find out what our fellow bloggers had to say in Issue 2 August 2011 of the Clyde Life Magazine, through your door now !

Clyde Life Magazine | Bay Attic | Local Artist Raymond Murray

What’s it like to be a creative person ?

We ask Julie Durkacz about her new project and, ” What’s it like to be a creative person ? “.

“I feel that [being a creative person] comes through in everything I do whether it’s in my painting and decorating business or working out how to fix something.”

Julie is an artist, craftswoman and music maker. She is inspired by her surroundings, the countryside and of course wood.

Julie Durkacz | Bay Attic | Open Edition Art Prints