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
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
- 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.
- ESElizabeth S.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoMade 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😄
- KRKaren R.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoLoved 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!
- JWjessica w.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoi 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…
- DLDagmar L.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoI 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.