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

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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Made in San Francisco, California

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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!

Included in the Kit:

Comprehensive bookbinding instructions
Genuine bone folder
Bookbinding needle
2 binder clips
1" foam brush
1.5 oz. PVA bookbinding glue*
3 yds 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:
- Red / black strip
- Green / brown strip
- Blue / green strip
- Black / maroon strip

With a your choice of endpaper designs:
- Metallic marbled
- Black & white waves
- Black & white contour
- Green topographical map
- Red topographical map
- Florentine

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:
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.

Questions? Send me a convo!

    Average review
    I purchased two of these kits one for a friend. It was perfect, directions are perfect and everything is included. Thank you
    1 day ago by Peggy Thompson
    This kit was perfect and I learned a new way to bind. Everything is included and the instuctions are easy to follow. Thank you
    1 day ago by Peggy Thompson
    The kit is very nice and arrived nicely in time. I haven't tried it out yet but it looks very promising.
    Jun 15, 2018 by Ronja Hartmann
    May 27, 2018 by Celeste Blackwell
    May 21, 2018 by Wellman81

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