Varushkan Tome


Custom commissioned book made for a character within the world of Profound Decision's Empire LRP.

The book is full bound and decorated with custom hand foil blocking, edge colouring on cream paper, a handwoven closure and three woven ribbons. It also contains an internal pocket.

Measuring just under a standard A5 page, the text block is hand trimmed and edge coloured in a bright green. Bound over tapes and hard bound in a leather look fabric, the book is designed to be strong enough to stand up to regular use while offering a more economical option to leather binding.

The gold foil blocking is all done free hand, using a foil blocking pen, straight on to the made up cover prior to casing in the text block, allowing for the design to wrap around the spine. The imagery is specific to the game world and taken and inspired by the virtuous animal artwork produced for Empire by Stephanie Heath and licensed under Creative Commons.

The closure is hand twisted using weaving cotton and anchored through the binding itself to provide a strong and durable closure in a colour to match the book cover.

The inside cover also holds a fold out pocket, for notes and other small items to be kept in the book.

To enquire about your own bookbinding commission, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a quote. Books start at £6 for an A7 notebook, foil blocking is charged based on size and type of artwork required and is currently available in gold and silver. In addition to leather, fabric, leather look and fully vegan bindings are also possible.

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Custom foil blocking, full cover.