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Journal Bookbinding Kit - Western / Case Binding, Basic

Journal Bookbinding Kit - Western / Case Binding, Basic

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I have been teaching bookbinding for many years and have seen how intimidated people feel when comes to binding their own books. With this kit, you will enjoy the process and learn the basics of bookbinding, stress-free and easily with amazing results. The written instructions will guide you through every step of the procedure and the accompanying video will provide all the visual aid you need to make your first hardcover book. Although you will learn how to measure and cut every component - a knowledge necessary for your next books - I have already done it for you in this kit. I hope that you will have a great time making your first hardcover book and learn the how-to for your next adventures in bookbinding!

The kit contains tools, supplies, and instructions (written and video), to make your own professional cased-in hard-bound journal, in no time! Your book will be A5 size (14.8x 21 cm - 5.83" x 8.27") and it will be great for a photo album, a journal, a guest album, a diary, or even a gift to a loved one.

This kit is a perfect gift for any creative person, as it teaches the craft of bookbinding in an easy and comprehensive way! Make your first book and you will be hooked for life!

The kit contains:
  • Instructions for compilation for western bookbinding (English)
  • Link to the video tutorial
  • Two grey boards for the covers
  • One book spine
  • 150gsm watercolor paper (15 sheets = book of 60 pages) or 160gsm unlined writing paper (20 sheets = book of 80 pages), creased and ready for binding (please Choose)
  • one piece of book backing material
  • Specialized book man-made leather (please choose color)
  • 100% waxed linen Irish thread for the binding
  • One piece of tail backing
  • Two pieces of endpapers (parchment)
  • 30 ml of bookbinding glue
  • Foam Brush 1" for spreading the glue
  • Bookbinding Needle

💡 Full Case Binding, is the traditional way to produce a hard-backed book. The pages are sewn together in sections and attached to the inside of a case with end papers which are tipped onto the book block and then glued into the case. Case binding produces a hardback book that is robust and will last a lifetime.

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

📌 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

📌 If you are a beginner crafter or if it is your first binding, why don't you start from a non-glue book? The medieval Journal Binding kit is an excellent one.


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