buechertigersupplies

Bookbinding Supplies, Instructions & Kits

Nottingham, United Kingdom · 2126 Sales

buechertigersupplies

Bookbinding Supplies, Instructions & Kits

Nottingham, United Kingdom 2126 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(588)

Announcement   Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies.
Please contact me if you have any questions, or special wishes. I sometimes do carry more than is listed in the shop.

Currently I am shipping out orders twice a week (usually Mondays and Thursdays but exact shipping days are subject to change, depending on other appointments I have during a given week). I offer next day shipment for a small rush order charge, and for urgent deliveries I offer sending items through Fedex for an additional shipment charge. Please ask for details if in doubt and be sure you understand the terms and conditions before buying extra service!

I offer bulk order discounts on larger orders of whole spools of linen thread. Please contact me for details.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 25, 2017

Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies.
Please contact me if you have any questions, or special wishes. I sometimes do carry more than is listed in the shop.

Currently I am shipping out orders twice a week (usually Mondays and Thursdays but exact shipping days are subject to change, depending on other appointments I have during a given week). I offer next day shipment for a small rush order charge, and for urgent deliveries I offer sending items through Fedex for an additional shipment charge. Please ask for details if in doubt and be sure you understand the terms and conditions before buying extra service!

I offer bulk order discounts on larger orders of whole spools of linen thread. Please contact me for details.

Hilke Kurzke

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Hilke Kurzke

Color Chart for Linen Thread
$13.25
5m English 3-ply Linen Thread, Non-Waxed
$3.97
Pure Beeswax Bar, approximately 1oz / 30g
$2.38
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About

Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies

With Büchertiger Supplies I founded the shop which I would have wished to find when I started out binding books: I found it almost impossible to buy coloured linen thread. So now I am ordering in bulk and selling my excess. What started out as a necessity has now grown into a business of its own.

If you have any questions regarding the thread, don't hesitate to contact me. I know the amount of choice can be overwhelming, and I love to talk about linen thread and help you to choose the right thread for your project.

At Büchertiger Supplies I also offer my self-published instructions and some bookbinding kits. I also teach in person, you can find more information about that on my home page.

I hope you'll enjoy browsing the shelves!

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  • Hilke Kurzke

    Owner

    Hi, this is the woman running Büchertiger Studio & Press and Büchertiger Supplies. I am a mostly self trained book artist and artisan bookbinder. With Büchertiger Supplies I founded the shop which I would have wished to find when I started out.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2017
Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies,

Since more than a decade I have been binding blank pages to make individually designed journals and notebooks. Since 2008 I have been working fully dedicated with books and have been making book art since then.
In my binding practice I noticed that it can be hard to buy coloured linen thread in Europe. With Büchertiger Supplies I founded a shop I wish I had found when I first started out to learn to bind books with exposed spine. When I just got started, I found that I had to buy huge amounts of thread, and Büchertiger Supplies started when I sold my excess. By now this part of my business has developed into an important part of my income.

The same holds for instructions about open spine bindings: Hardly anything can be found in German. And it is hard to find good bookbinding kits that are not mass produced. I am currently working on providing kits and/or instructions for the most useful and beautiful in German and English language.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
(1) I accept payment through Paypal and Etsy's Direct checkout, which includes payment through mayor debit and credit cards, as well as Etsy Gift Cards. You do not need a paypal account to pay through paypal. If your bank account is located in the UK I also accept Bank Transfers, and accept checks. However, I deactivated this option for now, as it caused confusion for a lot of customers. If you want to pay with one of those options, please get in touch before your purchase.

(2) Etsy works such that a purchase is only finalized (and known to me) after you submitted your payment. Usually I send out goods within 1-3 business days after a completed payment (for exceptions see the individual items descriptions).

(3) Should your purchase have been by mistake or contain false information, incorrect shipment information in particular, please contact me immediately so that I can change the information or cancel the sale.
If a package is undeliverable due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer, I cannot be held responsible. The buyer will therefore be responsible for the cost of (re-)shipping the package.

(4) Shipping costs are automatically calculated and often turn out too high when ordering several items. For basic shipping and handling (without extra service purchased) I always only charge the actual postage rounded up to full 50p (to recover some of my packaging costs). If you overpaid by more than a pound, I always refund, and if it is less usually as well (for certain payments, for example through cheque it is a pain to refund 10p and then I might not. You can always ask for it as credit toward your next purchase).

(4) If your items get shipped to a destination outside the Schengen-area, customs may be due. They have to be paid at your country's tax office, and vary with the destination. I have no control over them, and they are your responsibility.

(5) I carry the risk of the item being lost on the way. Which means you get a full refund for items which do not reach you. All delivery times that I give you at the time of dispatch are estimates, and it takes longer until Royal Mail (and thus I) regard a parcel as not-delivered. Do contact me immediately, though, if you have any concerns about something not reaching you, and I will then walk you through all steps.
All claims regarding non-reception must be made within six months after you placed your order to be eligible for a refund.
Shipping
Please notify me asap if you would like your items send to a different address than the one provided through Etsy/Paypal!
If a package is undeliverable due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer, I cannot be held responsible. The buyer will therefore be responsible for the cost of (re-)shipping the package.

(1) Usually I send out items 1-3 business days after I received your payment. Currently I ship out twice a week, often on Mondays and Thursdays, but that can change depending on what else is going on in a particular week.

(2) If you select "rush order" from the shipping options I will always ship as soon as possible, which can mean that I ship the same day. However, what I guarantee is: If you select the "Rush Order Upgrade", and you place your order before 7 pm your items will ship out the next (work)day. If, however, you place your order after 7 pm, I will only see it the next morning, and thus might ship out a day later than you might think. Example: A) Order placed Monday 6 pm with Rush Order Upgrade - I will pack your items the same night and they will ship out on Tuesday even if I or my twins get sick and I have to find someone else to bring your goods to the post office (instead of Tuesday, OR Wednesday, OR Thursday). B) Order placed on Monday at 9 pm with Next Day Dispatch - item will ship out on Wednesday (instead of Wednesday, OR Thursday, OR Friday).

(3) If you are in a hurry to receive your items, it would be best to contact me first to make sure I am aware. I usually answer requests within a couple of hours - unless I am sleeping.
By default items are send via Royal Mail First Class. For larger shipments parcelforce will be used.
An express service is available upon request, and sometimes by choosing from a drop down menu. For orders within the UK this includes guaranteed next day delivery. For international orders I can ship through courier services like Fedex for an extra charge. You will want to combine this with a "rush order", as the express service refers to the shipping mode, and the "rush order" to how quickly I process your order.

(4) For basic shipping I always only charge actual postage rounded up to full 50p to recover some of my packaging costs. I will inform you when your items get into the mail, and let you know the tracking data if applicable. The system often automatically will charge too much for shipping, and refunds are made through the channel that you initially paid me on the day your items go into the mail.

(5) If your items get shipped to a destination outside the Schengen-area, customs may be due. They have to be paid at your country's tax office, and vary with the destination. I have no control over them, and they are your responsibility.

Furthermore you have to make sure that you are allowed to import the items you purchase. I can not be held responsible for items held by customs.
If you have questions or doubts about that you can also contact me, and I will try to help you to figure out what you are allowed to import.

(6) Usually I ship out in new container boxes or envelopes. But I also recycle as much packaging material as possible and sometimes sent out orders in used boxes. Filling material is usually re-used packaging material and might be paper or plastic. If you have preferences regarding packaging material, please let me know via convo or during checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
Despite my aim to only ship and sell work that is well done, it could happen that something escapes my attention. In that case you do have the right to complain about the goods you received, you can give them back, or exchange them (for the same item), or ask for a fix, and it won't cost you anything as long as the following conditions are satisfied:

IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: No returns of digital files for obvious reasons. If you are dissatisfied with a file you received please contact me to discuss the problems you are experiencing.

If you are dissatisfied with your goods please contact me so that we can discuss a refund. Don't send your items back before contacting me. Generally I'll take back all goods as long as
a) you notify me within 14 days after reception
b) you ship according to my instructions
c) they reach me in the state I sent them to you. (That means for example that I won't take thread back that you already cut, scraped the wax off or damaged in another way. I won't take a book back in which you already wrote, your child scribbled, if a page is ripped out, something was glued to it, or the like.)

I will refund all of your costs, including basic shipment and return shipment if you have reason to be dissatisfied with the quality of the product. (Please notice that extra services like rush order or guaranteed delivery are not refundable if and when they were provided.)

EXTENDED REFUND POLICY:
If you want to give your items back for any other reason than a lack in quality: for example because the thread is thicker or thinner than expected, has a different hue than expected, or simply because you have changed your mind, ANY reason other than a lack in quality or my mistake in packing your order, then the extended refund policy applies.
In that case you can still contact me, cancel your sale within 14 days of receiving your goods, and after doing so send the item back to me. You can also cancel your order BY sending it back to me. However, I think it works best for both of us if I know what to expect. Contacting me also makes sure you stay within the 14 days time frame you have for cancellation of your order. - Communication always makes things so much easier for both parties!

If and when the goods reach me in the state I sent them to you (see above; this is not about how the post treats the package.) I'll refund the price of the product and the shipment costs you paid me to send it to you (minus anything I have to pay upon receipt, like customs fees or if the postage you put on was insufficient). That means, you have to pay for the return shipment, but the inital postage of shipping the item to you is on me. If sending from within the EU you are required to choose a tracked service if the item was sent tracked to you and get a proof of posting in any case. I carry the risk of post way of returns from within the EU.
If returning from outside the EU I strongly recommend buying a tracked service: you will have to carry the risk of it getting lost in the mail.

This means in particular that you can cancel your purchase free of any charges if you do so before it goes into the mail.

IMPORTANT:
Custom made items are excluded from this extended refund policy. (That means you have of course still the right of requesting a fix or giving items back that lack in quality, but you may not give them back just because you don't want them anymore.) Please note that cutting a custom amount of thread from a whole spool is regarded a custom item. A custom amount is anything other than 5m.