Anselm Bookbinding Kit

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The very first do-it-yourself Peg and Awl product! In the spirit of handmade wares and near-forgotten craft, our bookbinding kit not only offers a journal to fill with words and scribblings, but also teaches the art of hand-bound bookbinding.

The style of this book was influenced by my love of Anselm Kiefer and his book Transition from Cool to Warm, a book I picked up in Brussels one fine evening many years ago. It includes beautiful uncovered books that, in addition to housing extraordinary paintings, also show – with dirt and bendy corners – all of the love and travels his books endured.

Understanding the sewing process of bookbinding is the first step in making a sound book.

VIDEO: The Anselm Bookbinding Kit Process

Kit includes:
- 1 length of thread
- 1 bookbinder’s needle
- 2 linen tapes
- 1 instruction booklet
- 1 sheet of illustrated steps
- Hand-torn, line-free Strathmore drawing paper
- No. of signatures depend on book size (Please see details)

Glue is not included. Wheat paste is easily created by combining one part flour to four parts of hot water. Bleached flour works best.



4″ Anselm Kit:
Inches: 4.5″ tall by 3″ wide
Metric: 11.4 cm by 8.9 cm
40 pages

6″ Anselm Kit:
Inches: 6″ tall by 4.5″ wide
Metric: 15.2 cm tall by 11.4 cm wide
60 pages

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