Bookbinding Kit - Complete French link stitch bookbinding kit with tools, supplies and instruction book

Bookbinding Kit - Complete French link stitch bookbinding kit with tools, supplies and instruction book

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: handbound instruction book, bone folder, glue, paper, cardboard, needle, linen thread, book cloth, leather, awl

Learn to bind your own book!

This complete bookbinding kit has the tools, supplies and instructions to make one French link stitch journal. French link stitch is an open spine, exposed sewing style of binding. Perfect for first time book binders, artists, and journal keepers.

The comprehensive tools and instructions make this kit the perfect gift - a gift that keeps on giving. Use the kit and included supplies to make your first book, then you'll have the tools and skills to make more. The instructions include links to bookbinding suppliers, or you can order a refill for the kit from cleverhands.net!

Included in the Kit:

Comprehensive bookbinding instructions
Genuine bone folder
Awl
Bookbinding needle
2 binder clips
1" foam brush
1.5 oz. PVA bookbinding glue*
Waxed linen bookbinding thread
3 leather strips
2 book boards cut to size
2 decorative endpapers
2 pc. book cloth
Paper punching guide
36 pieces signature paper

The kit is available in:

Four book cloth/ leather strip combinations:
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- Cherry Red / black strip
- Bright Green / brown strip
- Williamsburg Blue / green strip
- Midnight Black / maroon strip

With a your choice of endpaper designs:
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- Waves
- Contour
- Red Topographical Map
- Mixed Topographical Map
- Green Topographical Map
- Florentine
- Blue Florentine
- Medallion
- Eggplant Waves
- Red gold Marbled on Black
- Red Blue Peacock
- Purple Green Gold Tiger Stripe Marble
- Teal Peach Blue Marble



If you prefer a different combination of book cloth, endpapers, leather strips just leave me a note in the note to seller at check out!

A note about PVA glue:
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PVA glue is sensitive to temperature. If it is stored below freezing it will loose its adhesion. The texture of the glue should resemble Elmer's glue. If it has thickened to a paste like consistency or become clumpy or sandy it may have been exposed to low temperatures for too long. If you have concerns about freezing temperatures contact me for options.
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Questions? Send me a convo!

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Kat Watson Apr 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Needed tools and glue! So I got it!

Kristen Lawrence Aug 22, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing tools in this kit! It was easy to use and the finished product is something I'm very proud of!

Sean Robinson Jan 7, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I bought two of these books kits for a date night with my beloved wife. The kits look amazing and detailed instructions are included. Fast shipping.

rutledgevm Feb 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This kit is fabulous and cleverhands helped me customize it for my recipes. Wonderful customer service.