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Caterpillar Stitch and Drum Leaf Binding -- Instructions and Kit

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This bookmaking kit contains everything you need to learn two things while making your own artist book: an innovative book structure AND the caterpillar stitch.

Written instructions guide you through the construction of a drum leaf binding with stiff covers and a cloth spine -- an elegant, non-sewn structure ideal for artists, photographers, and writers to display their works.

The book's pages contain step-by-step photos of a unique method of sewing a caterpillar stitch with one needle. After learning this fun stitch on a practice card, you'll use it to embellish your book's cover. Even if you never again sew a caterpillar, you're bound to find attractive and practical applications for the drum leaf binding.

The kits contains everything you need to make the book and sew the caterpillar stitch except the double stick tape and small amount of PVA glue required. Both those items are readily available at craft, art, or office supply stores. The finished book measures 4.25" x 5.5" x 0.5".

PLEASE NOTE: This drum leaf binding is relatively simple, and the written instructions are thorough. The instructions were prepared, though, for use with a workshop that includes demonstration of all the steps. Accordingly, you will need some facility following written instructions on your own to complete the book. I will be happy to help you by phone or email.

For more information about this book and caterpillar stitch, look at my other listing for a ready-made book. You might prefer this other item if you want to learn the stitch but not make your own book.

Kits are made to order and usually sent by Priority Mail within one week of payment.

I am happy to answer questions about this kit! Click on the link at the bottom to contact me. If you are interested in purchasing this item, be sure to check out my shop policies regarding payment, shipping, and returns.

Caterpillar Stitch and Drum Leaf Binding -- Instructions and Kit


  • Materials: museum board, double stick adhesive, canon chromalife100 printing ink, epson premium presentation paper, cialux book cloth, waxed linen thread, sewing needle
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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