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Journal Book Binding Kit - Medieval Longstitch

Journal Book Binding Kit - Medieval Longstitch

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This kit has everything you need to make a unique sketchbook/journal and learn a medieval bookbinding method: Long-stitch binding! The books you see in the photos were made with this kit, by my students! When you buy this, you will make your own sketchbook/journal in no time!

The kit contains full instructions for binding your own book, for yourself, or for a gift.

The kit contains:

  • Instructions for compilation for long stitch bookbinding and variations (English)
  • 300gsm watercolor paper (15 sheets = book of 60 pages) or 180gsm unlined writing paper (30 sheets = book of 120 pages), creased and ready for binding (please Choose)
  • Specialized man-made book leather (please choose color) - 100% waxed linen Irish thread for the binding in a contrasting color
  • Bookbinding Needle - Rat tail Ribbon for the closure. The black cover has black faux leather instead.
  • Decorative large button for the closure

💡𝑳𝒐𝒏𝒈-𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒏𝒐𝒏-𝒈𝒍𝒖𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒚. 𝑰𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒚 𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 7 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒍𝒅 (𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒕 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏). 𝑰𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒎 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.

👉 𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐁𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠:
Long-stitch is a bookbinding technique that exists since the 13th century and was used extensively in Germany during the medieval era. It is a non-glue binding, and the sections are sewn directly through holes in the cover material. This sewing method creates a staggered line pattern visible on the spine.

There are many ways artists elaborate on the simple long-stitch binding. You can design your own stitching pattern, alter the length of the stitches to form your own pattern, or use multiple-colored threads ... you are only limited by your imagination!

Though some long-stitch bound book covers are just trimmed to the edge of the book block, there are a variety of ways to fold over one side of the cover and fasten it. You can play with the shape of the flap, and the closure style, you can decorate or embroider...

Buttons can be stitched into the binding and a thread attached to the cover flap. A slit can be cut into the front cover and a strip from the back cover can be slipped through the slit... anything works, if it keeps your journal closed!

📌 If you want to have your own bookbinder tool kit (last photo), please select the option with the tool kit. Note that it is 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 for completing the book of the kit (although helpful), but it is essential for your next books.

It contains:

  • Wooden ruler of 12" (30cm) which has one 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 for cutting paper
  • 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐚𝐭 A4 size with line guides
  • Plastic paper cutter with 𝟗𝐦𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞. It has a slit for snapping off blunt blades and a security button for safe cutting.
  • Black Graphite 𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥 from recycled wood with 𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫
  • 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫'𝐬 𝐀𝐰𝐥 with a steel blade and wooden handle
  • Light 𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 / Creaser with corner rounding edge

Your book will be A5 size (14.8x 21 cm - 5.83" x 8.27") and it will be great as a sketchbook, a journal, an art journal, a diary, or even a gift to a loved one. If you need more pages, please contact me. Please bear in mind that the photo may be slightly different from the actual item in terms of color, due to the lighting during photo shooting or the monitor's display

📌 If you want to bind your book with more pages, please buy this add-on.


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