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6″ Anselm Bookbinding Kit

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
69 Reviews
$34
4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
69 Reviews

The very first do-it-yourself Peg and Awl product! In the spirit of handmade wares and near-forgotten craft, our bookbinding kit not only offers a journal to fill with words and scribblings, but also teaches the art of hand-bound bookbinding. Learn More

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The very first do-it-yourself Peg and Awl product! In the spirit of handmade wares and near-forgotten craft, our bookbinding kit not only offers a journal to fill with words and scribblings, but also teaches the art of hand-bound bookbinding.

The style of this book was influenced by my love of Anselm Kiefer and his book Transition from Cool to Warm, a book I picked up in Brussels one fine evening many years ago. It includes beautiful uncovered books that, in addition to housing extraordinary paintings, also show – with dirt and bendy corners – all of the love and travels his books endured.

Understanding the sewing process of bookbinding is the first step in making a sound book.

Also available: 4″ Anselm Landscape Journal

VIDEO: The Anselm Bookbinding Kit Process

Kit includes:
- 1 length of thread
- 1 bookbinder’s needle
- 2 linen tapes
- 1 instruction booklet
- 1 sheet of illustrated steps
- Hand-torn, line-free Strathmore drawing paper (80 lb. [130 g/m²])
- 60 pages (30 sheets)

Details

Kit includes:

  • 1 length of thread
  • 1 bookbinder’s needle
  • 2 linen tapes
  • 1 instruction booklet
  • 1 sheet of illustrated steps
  • Hand-torn, line-free Strathmore drawing paper (80 lb. [130 g/m²])
  • 60 pages (30 sheets)

Glue is not included. Wheat paste is easily created by combining one part flour to four parts of hot water. Bleached flour works best.

Measurements

6″ tall by 4.5″ wide
60 pages

Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 69 reviews
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69 reviews
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    Elizabeth S.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Made a mini!

    Wow this was so easy to do and i've always wanted to make a book. Watching the video was very, very helpful. And after making this book, I was able to make a mini very proud of how it turned out😄

  • KR
    Karen R.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Loved making this!!!

    I replaced pages with Arches watercolor paper which made less pages and a bit bulkier. It was easy to assemble and I love the results!! I highly recommend!

  • JW
    jessica w.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    i had forgotten how good

    i had forgotten how good it feels to bind a book & then how good it feels to write & draw in a journal i made myself!! so grateful also for the detailed instructions & video, everything about the process was super clear, even for someone really out of practice. i’ve used ink & watercolor on my pages, the paper handles both mediums really well. i’m super pleased & inspired to bind more…

  • DL
    Dagmar L.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    I have just opened it

    I have just opened it and will use the wrapping and instructions as part of the journal. It comes thoughtfully packaged. I am taking Jeanne Oliver’s class @Poets and Misfits. ” I have embroidered a face that I will be using as the cover.. it seems to me that the reverse stitching side of the face is more interesting. This is where I first saw The Anselm bookbinding kit. I know I will use it and treasure it.

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