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All the materials and instructions to make a stunning 8.5" x 5.5" book with a classic Hemp binding. By BeetleBarrow Books; a partnership of Chandra Rice and I.

The photo in the gallery of the red and cream book gives you an idea of what your book will look like when you've completed it.

The instructions will walk you through, step-by-step complete with illustrations and technique tips, so whether this is the first book you've ever made, or you're a seasoned binder trying a new style, your book will be gorgeous and you'll love it.
This is a wonderful combination of papers that we've composed and we've included embellishments to tie, stitch in, or glue to your book to make it your very own. Fabric buttons are handmade.
Make something special for yourself or for someone else! It's a thoughtful and functional gift for a special occasion, and the right size to take with you anywhere you go.

The kit includes:
variety of decorative papers
cover boards
book cloth
linen tape
waxed thread
text block
sewing pattern

You will need: These are specialty items that we have available: BeetleBarrow Tool Kit
binder's needle
exacto knife or scissors
bone folder
awl or drill with 1/16" bit
2 binder clips
white glue
round stipple brush

If you encounter any difficulties, let us know by emailing makersATbeetlebarrow.ca and we will happily help you through any tricky bits.

BeetleBarrow teaches workshops and we make these kits because we believe that everyone who wants to, can make beautiful books. Find more information about our workshops and retreats at www.beetlebarrow.ca. All of our kits are listed here on Etsy.

Guest Book Making Kit, Hardcover Japanese Stab


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: paper, book cloth, book board, instructions, embellishments, beads, fabric, buttons, glass bead, green, embroidery thread, hemp, plants
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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